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Reforestation is the natural or intentional restocking of existing forests and woodlands that have been depleted, usually through deforestation. Reforestation can be used to improve the quality of human life by soaking up pollution and dust from the air, rebuild natural habitats and ecosystems, mitigate global warming since forests facilitate biosequestration of atmospheric carbon dioxide, and harvest for resources, particularly timber.

The term reforestation is similar to afforestation, the process of restoring and recreating areas of woodlands or forests that may have existed long ago but were deforested or otherwise removed at some point in the past. Sometimes the term re-afforestation is used to distinguish between the original forest cover and the later re-growth of forest to an area

Rockcliffe is making a commitment to the support and development of reforestation projects designed to improve sustainable manufacturing. This includes projects such as preservation of conservation wilderness, wetlands, and tropical forested regions, reclamation of drastically disturbed lands, and terraforming of currently inhospitable or barren lands to make them suitable for agricultural and/or power generation needs.


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