In 2020, destruction of virgin rainforests shot up: study

Mar 31, 2021 | INVESTING

An area of pristine rainforest the size of the Netherlands was burned or hacked down last year, as the destruction of the planet’s tropical forests accelerated despite a global economic slowdown, according to research Wednesday.The worst losses were in Brazil, three times higher than the next highest country, the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a report from Global Forest Watch based on satellite data.Across the tropics, the study registered the destruction in 2020 of 4.2 million…

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