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.
“The threats to tigers’ survival in Sumatra are critical.”
The study adds weight to the idea that the most effective deforestation enforcement strategy is not to regulate the Amazon’s 400,000 ranchers and farmers, but for government to enter into effective deforestation enforcement partnerships with the slaughterhouses.
New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) provides further evidence that, even if we haven’t already entered a sixth era of species extinction on a global scale, it may yet be imminent.
In addition to pledging to stop deforestation, Norway is also responsible for funding several environmental projects worldwide.