December 6, 2011

Annual global deforestation accelerated significantly between 2000 and 2005

A new satellite technology analysis conducted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and presented on Nov 30, 2011 revealed that annual global deforestation accelerated significantly between 2000 and 2005 compared to the previous decade, with only 30% of the world’s landmass being currently covered by forests.

Sources: IPS News, France24

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