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Destruction of the world’s forests increased sharply in 2020

2020 was the third worst year for forest destruction since 2002 (when comparable monitoring began), according to data from the University of Maryland and the online monitoring platform Global Forest Watch.

The report complied by the World Resources Institute (www.wri.org) notes in particular severe losses in species-rich humid tropical primary forests, such as the Amazon, the Congo and south-east Asia. From this forest type alone loses amounted to 4.2 million hectares – an area the size of the Netherlands.

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/mar/31/destruction-of-worlds-forests-increased-sharply-in-2020-loss-tree-cover-tropical

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