28 Apr '15, 12am

New report identifies the world’s most threatened forests: #hugatree

The Amazon, central Africa, the Mekong. These are home to some of the world’s most species-rich, culturally significant and stunningly beautiful forests. But large segments of these forests, and many others around , may not be there in 15 years if we don’t do more to save them. A new WWF report identifies the 11 regions of the world where most forest loss is expected to occur by 2030 if we do not change the way we address major forest threats, such as mining, agriculture, illegal logging and road construction. WWF believes that stopping deforestation now is much more strategic and cost-effective than dealing with the consequences of deforestation later. And we need to stop deforestation in all of the 11 hotspots, not just some of them, so that we avoid pushing deforestation out of one country and into another. Below is a snapshot of the 11 regions included in the report:

Full article: http://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/11-of-the-world-s-mo...

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