World Environment Day: Data shows the world has lost a Switzerland-size area of primary rainforest in 2019
In order to stop deforestation, researchers say emphasis must be placed on changing the incentives driving forest loss on a domestic, local level.
A decade of deforestation, broken commitments and murder of rainforest defenders later, the 2020s begin with a dark moment for the world’s rainforests.
Discoveries of new species is the outcome of perseverance, years of fieldwork & long periods of looking at museum records.
2019 closed out a “lost decade” for the world’s tropical forests, with surging deforestation from Brazil to the Congo Basin.
Without a plan, we will lose the wealth of species that have taken millions of years to evolve.
Areport, released by the Centre for Global Development, says that if steps are not taken to curb deforestation, an area of tropical forest similar to the size of India will be lost by 2050.