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The World Lost A Belgium-Sized Area Of Primary Rainforests Last Year

April 25th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

The tropics lost 12 million hectares of tree cover in 2018, the fourth-highest annual loss since record-keeping began in 2001. Of greatest concern is the disappearance of 3.6 million hectares of primary rainforest, an area the size of Belgium. The figures come from updated data from the University of Maryland, released today on Global Forest Watch



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