Our study helps to highlight how restoring tropical forests can provide multiple benefits for people and nature.
"The central point of this study is to show the need of acquiring an integral vision of the region to fight the destruction that has been taking place.”
Environmentalists are hailing the decision as an important victory that will set an example for other countries.
While the new data still represents a 72 percent drop from 2004 when implementation of combative deforestation measures were put in place, the increased rate in the past 10 years has many worried.
"...our message as scientists is simple: Our planet's future climate is inextricably tied to the future of its forests."
“Other countries should follow Norway's leadership, and adopt similar zero deforestation commitments."
“People don’t know how to have a dialogue any more.” My hope is that the case of 19th-century climatology will remind us what a genuine dialogue looks like.
Ajit Maneshwar Naik, a 57-year-old environmental activist who fought against the construction of new dams on the Kali River in the state of Karnataka in India, was killed last month.
That amounts to 40 football fields worth of trees cut every minute of last year in a devastating blow to biodiversity and the global climate.
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