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64pct of tropical rainforest destroyed or degraded globally, NGO says

Reuters

Published
Modified 9 Mar 2021, 2:44 am

Humans have degraded or destroyed roughly two-thirds of the world’s original tropical rainforest cover, new data reveals – raising alarm that a key natural buffer against climate change is quickly vanishing.

The forest loss is also a major contributor of climate-warming emissions, with the dense tropical forest vegetation representing the largest living reservoir of carbon.

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