Moscow/UNI/SPUTNIK: The deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon during the first six months of 2021 has reached its highest peak in the last five years, the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) that belongs to the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovations announced.
Brasilia/Xinhua: Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon increased 34.5 percent between August 2019 and July 2020 compared to the same period the previous year, with a total of 9,205 square km of forest destroyed, sources said on Saturday.
Although some 178 million hectares of forest has been lost worldwide over the past three decades, the rate of loss has declined substantially during this period, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Tuesday.
New York/IBNS: On the International Day of Forests, which falls on Saturday, UN chief António Guterres is calling for 2020, which has been referred to as a “nature super year”, to be the year that the world turns the tide on deforestation and forestry loss.
New York, Apr 4 (IBNS): Next time you bite into a chocolate bar, think of Africa. The continent produces nearly 70 percent of the worldâ€™s cocoa, a growing output that requires carving more than 325,000 acres of new farmland from forests every year â€“ a drop in the bucket of overall agricultural expansion there.