5 reasons to think bamboo

Why is bamboo important for biodiversity?

This infographic presents 5 reasons bamboo is a unique resource for humans and animals, for purposes ranging from carbon storage to providing livelihoods and more.

  1. Bamboo is a unique plant and the fastest-growing on the planet
  2. Bamboo stores up to 600 tonnes of carbon per hectare
  3. It’s an excellent nature-based solution to restore degraded land
  4. Other species rely on bamboo for food and shelter
  5. Bamboo is a key to human livelihoods around the world

Find out about the 5 reasons to think bamboo

Find out more about this fascinating plant and its role in biodiverse landscapes and sustainable development and visit the International Bamboo and Ratan Organisation (INBAR) website.

Author: International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR); GLF

Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum, International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR)

Language: English

Year: 2019

Ecosystem(s): Forests

Location(s): Africa, Asia, Latin America

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