7 million hectares of forest are destroyed every year (roughly the area of Portugal)

Did you know?

Forest losses are a huge contributor to the carbon emissions driving global warming (about the same as emissions from the US, the world’s second biggest polluter).

Global tree cover losses have doubled since 2003, while deforestation in crucial tropical rainforest has doubled since 2008 in Brazil and Colombia.

Every year, a forest area roughly of the size of Portugal is lost.

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Sources: UN Environment, The Guardian

Author: easyecotips