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Saturday, July 06, 2019
Experts Mapped Global Hotspots Where Restoring Tropical Rainforests Would Be Most Beneficial and Least Costly and Risky
The green belt of tropical rainforests that covers equatorial regions of the Americas, Africa, Indonesia and Southeast Asia is turning brown. Since 1990, Indonesia has lost 50 percent of its original forest, the Amazon 30 percent, and Central Africa 14 percent. Fires, logging, hunting, road building, and fragmentation have heavily damaged more than 30 percent of those that remain.