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Two-thirds of Tropical Rainforests Are Destroyed

A report from Norway revealed that humanity has damaged or destroyed roughly two-thirds of the world’s original tropical rainforest cover.

The report prepared by the Norwegian Forest Rain Foundation once again revealed that the rainforest cover, which is a natural buffer against climate change, is rapidly disappearing.

Warning that losses in forests are also an important cause of emissions that cause climate warming, the report said, “Due to tree cutting and land transformation works, mostly for agriculture, 34% of the world’s tropical rainforests were destroyed and 30% of them were destroyed and fired. and made more vulnerable to future destruction ”.

More than half of this destruction took place in the Amazon and its border rainforests in South America, according to the report.

Raporu kaleme alan Anders Krogh, basına yaptığı açıklamada, “Orman yağmurlarının imha edilmesi, küresel ısınma potansiyelini artırıyor ve bu da geriye kalan ormanların yaşama şanslarını azaltıyor. Bu korkunç bir döngü, 2002 ila 2019yılları arasındaki kayıp, tüm Fransa’nın genişliği kadar bir alan” diyerek görüşlerin özetledi.

The report asked to pay more attention to the protection of the Amazon forests, as well as the South Asian islands, most of which are in Indonesia, and the rainforests along the Congo river in Central Africa.

Providing 20% ​​of the Earth’s oxygen, the Amazon Rainforest, known as the “lungs of the world”, prevents the release of more than a billion tons of atmospheric carbon annually.

Housing 10% of the world’s animal and plant species, Amazons are home to more than 400 indigenous tribes living in eight different South American countries.

Some non-governmental organizations state that the government led by President Bolsonaro has reduced the fight against illegal farming and mining, as well as neglecting measures such as fines and equipment destruction in protected areas, played a role in the increase of deforestation in the Amazon.

Bolsonaro had promised to open this area for commercial use, stating that the protection of the Amazons was an obstacle to the development of the country’s economy before the presidential election.

Bolsonaro, who took office on January 1, 2019, cut the budget of the environmental and domestic rights agencies responsible for protecting the Amazon Forests by 25% and the budget allocated to prevent forest fires by 23%.

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