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Friday, 28 January 2022 09:18 GMT

Amazon goes through worst deforestation since 2006


(MENAFN) According to official data, deforestation the largest tropical rainforest in Brazil, Amazon has reached its peak level in more than 15 years.

Based on a report by Brazil's space research agency (Inpe) discovered that deforestation jumped by 22 percent in one year.

In the COP26 climate summit, Brazil was amongst a number of other countries who pledged to stop and reverse deforestation by 2030.

The Amazon is the host to nearly three million species of plants and animals, as well as one million native citizens.

It is an important carbon store that decreases the speed of climate change.

Based on the recent data, about 13,235 sq km (5110 sq miles) was gone during the year of 2020-21, the largest quantity since 2006.

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