Forests cover 30 per cent of the Earth’s surface and in addition to providing food security and shelter, forests are key to combating climate change, protecting biodiversity and the homes of the indigenous population.  Thirteen million hectares of forests are being lost every year while the persistent degradation of drylands has led to the desertification of 3.6 billion hectares. Deforestation and desertification – caused by human activities and climate change – pose major challenges to sustainable development and have affected the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in the fight against poverty. Efforts are being made to manage forests and combat desertification.

Engage with SDG 15
Read a story on SDG 15 here.
Learn more about SDG 15 with our simple, easy to understand curriculum here.
Read a simple infographic on SDG 15 here.
Play a game of Snakes and Ladders on SDG 15 with this kit: Rules Game Board 

Play a game of Taboo on SDG 15 with this kit: Rules Game Board Card Deck.