A river and a deforested plot of the Amazon in Brazil. Forests covered about half the Earth’s land area 8,000 years ago but only 30 per cent is now forested. Photo: Reuters A river and a deforested plot of the Amazon in Brazil. Forests covered about half the Earth’s land area 8,000 years ago but only 30 per cent is now forested. Photo: Reuters
A river and a deforested plot of the Amazon in Brazil. Forests covered about half the Earth’s land area 8,000 years ago but only 30 per cent is now forested. Photo: Reuters
Environment

WWF says coronavirus pandemic an opportunity to tackle deforestation

  • A WWF report found deforestation has accelerated in the Amazon and Sumatra and Borneo islands, because of farming and palm oil production
  • Over 43 million hectares were cleared in 13 years – but the Covid-19 pandemic could trigger greater action to safeguard forests, it said

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A river and a deforested plot of the Amazon in Brazil. Forests covered about half the Earth’s land area 8,000 years ago but only 30 per cent is now forested. Photo: Reuters A river and a deforested plot of the Amazon in Brazil. Forests covered about half the Earth’s land area 8,000 years ago but only 30 per cent is now forested. Photo: Reuters
A river and a deforested plot of the Amazon in Brazil. Forests covered about half the Earth’s land area 8,000 years ago but only 30 per cent is now forested. Photo: Reuters
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