New data show world lost a Switzerland-size area of primary rainforest in 2019

Last year the world lost around 119,000 square kilometers (45,946 square miles) of tree cover, according to satellite data collated by the University of Maryland (UMD) released today by World Resources Institute (WRI). Almost a third of that loss came from primary humid tropical forests.


Last updated on 04 June 2020

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