Do you know that Australia has 444 threatened species, of which 121 are mammals?
General environment fact #10
Do you know that more than 46% of the world’s population is now younger than 25 years old?
General environment fact #9
Do you know that an estimated 650,000 people, of which 300,000 were children, were affected by back-to-back hurricanes in Haiti in 2008?
General environment fact #8
Do you know that children are more likely than adults to perish during natural disasters or succumb to malnutrition, injuries or disease in the aftermath?
General environment fact #7
Do you know that worldwide in 2012 there were more than 32 million people displaced due to natural disasters? This is 4 million more than the combined populations of Australia and New Zealand.
General environment fact #6
Do you know that worldwide there are more than 19 tons of toxic chemicals released into the environment every minute?
General environment fact #5
Do you know that trees play a specific and important role in the global carbon cycle by absorbing carbon dioxide during photosynthesis, storing carbon above and belowground, and producing oxygen as a by-product of photosynthesis?
General environment fact #4
Do you know that reforestation improves soil and water quality, reduces soil erosion, and helps to restore natural habitats?
General environment fact #3
Do you know that every year more than 4 billion plastic shopping bags are discarded which then causes the death of over 2,000 birds and mammals every minute?
General environment fact #2
Do you know that worldwide there are 25 hectares of fertile land being reduced to desert every minute?