These include nine forest areas in Latin America, eight in Africa, and seven in Asia and Oceania.
The trees in the Amazon are a vital component in the fight against the climate crisis because they absorb billions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year.
The model developed by the physicists depicts human population growth reaching a maximum level that is undermined by the shrinking of forests, which will not have enough resources left to sustain people.
Given the evidence, it is clear humans need to balance the production of food, forest commodities and other goods with the protection of tropical forests.
A government program to help poor, rural Indonesians through direct cash payments had the unexpected effect of reducing deforestation by 30 percent in participating villages.
At the cost of over $2,000 per acre—and that is the cheapest I could find—it isn’t cheap, totaling over $30 billion to replace what the Amazon lost this decade.
Due to the some of the fastest deforestation in the world, this once enormous ecosystem may soon be gone outside of protected areas.
"Global demand for meat is destroying the Amazon rainforest."
“At five years on, we’re losing the battle.”