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April 30, 2018

India's Forests Are Under Threat (Al Jazeera)

From the article:

According to the World Wide Fund for Nature, we are losing 130,000 square km of forest cover every day.
 
Another study by the Center for Global Development shows that if the loss of vegetation continues unabated at this rate, forests covering an area nearly the size of India will be destroyed by 2050. 
 
This rapid loss of natural forest across the world is increasingly concerning.
 
Forest goods and services, once thought to be abundant, are now a scarce resource. This affects not only half the world's land-based species of plants and animals, but also more than a billion people that are dependent on forests for livelihood.
 

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