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Data recorded by the environmental research group World Resources Institute and the University of Maryland revealed the global loss of old-growth, or primary, tropical forest -- 9.3 million acres, an area nearly the size of Switzerland -- was about three percent higher than in 2018 and the third-largest loss since 2002.
2020/06/08 16:48
Since 2000, the world has lost about 10 percent of its tropical tree cover.
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Brazil was responsible for more than one-third of the total reported figure. Under President Jair Bolsonaro's anti-environmental policies, deforestation of the Amazon through clear-cutting appears to be on the rise.
2020/06/08 16:49
In Indonesia, primary forest loss declined for the third year in a row.
2020/06/08 16:50
“Bad actors will try to take advantage with more illegal logging, mining, clearing, and poaching.”
2020/06/08 16:51