WRI: Primary rainforest destruction increased 12 per cent between 2019 and 2020

Cecilia Keating
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Deforestation in the Amazon and other tropical forests fuels the climate and biodiversity crises | Credit: iStock
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Deforestation in the Amazon and other tropical forests fuels the climate and biodiversity crises | Credit: iStock

Update from NGO’s Global Forest Watch scheme highlights that deforestation of tropical forests crucial for biodiversity and storing carbon continue to rise

2020 was meant to be a landmark year in the fight against deforestation, a year by which many companies, countries, and international organisations had pledged to halve or completely halt forest loss....

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