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Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon in Jan-Jun highest in five years

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.

Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon grows by 34.5 pct

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. 

Deforestation has slowed down but still remains a concern, new UN report reveals

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.

Turn around deforestation in 2020, the ‘Nature Super Year’, says Guterres

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.

Stanford study explores policies for avoiding deforestation as agriculture expands in Africa

New York, Apr 4 (IBNS): Next time you bite into a chocolate bar, think of Africa. The continent produces nearly 70 percent of the world’s cocoa, a growing output that requires carving more than 325,000 acres of new farmland from forests every year – a drop in the bucket of overall agricultural expansion there.