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bos22017 was the second-worst year on record for tropical tree cover loss

By Mikaela Weisse and Elizabeth Dow Goldman – World Resources institute – June 26, 2018
Last year was the second-worst on record for tropical tree cover loss, according to new data from the University of Maryland, released today on Global Forest Watch. In total, the tropics experienced 15.8 million hectares (39.0 million acres) of tree cover loss in 2017, an area the size of Bangladesh. That’s the equivalent of losing 40 football fields of trees every minute for an entire year. Read full blog post here.

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