4000 forest species threatened says FAO

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Up to 4000 forest species are being threatened with extinction globally due to overexploitation and the conversion of forests to pasture and farm land.

The findings published in The State of the World's Forest Genetic Resources report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reveal that climate change is also having a significant impact.

FAO says urgent action is needed to better manage forest resources.

Sandra Ferrari has been speaking to FAO Forestry Officer Albert Nikiema.

Duration: 2'52"

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