World lost 100 million hectares of forest in two decades: UN

In Brazil, forests declined to 59.4 per cent of the country’s territory in 2020. PARIS (AFP) – The world has lost nearly 100 million hectares of forests in two decades, marking a steady decline though at a slower pace than before, a UN agency reported Tuesday (Sept 15).

The proportion of forest to total land area fell from 31.9 per cent in 2000 to 31.2 per cent in 2020, now some 4.1 billion hectares, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

It marks “a net loss of almost 100 million hectares of the world’s forests,” the FAO said.Deforestation has hit […]


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