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 ارتفاع الخسائر في الغابات الاستوائية رغم التعهدات infographic
Graphic shows tropical primary forest loss between 2002 and 2022 and top countries for primary forest loss in 2022.


ارتفاع الخسائر في الغابات الاستوائية رغم التعهدات

By Jordi Bou

June 27, 2023 - مساحات كبيرة من الغابات المطيرة الأولية بحجم سويسرا أزيلت أو أحرقت العام الماضي، على الرغم من التعهدات بوقف إزالة الغابات.

The tropics lost 4.1m hectares of primary rainforest in 2022, an increase of around 10% from 2021, according to figures compiled by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the University of Maryland.

At COP26 climate meeting in 2021, 145 world leaders signed Glasgow Declaration on forests, where they committed to “halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation by 2030”.

The increase of forest loss in 2022 shows that the political pledge is well off track.

Brazil, the DR Congo and Bolivia headed the table for tropical primary forest loss in 2022. Indonesia and Malaysia managed to keep rates of loss near record low levels after significant corporate and government action in recent years.

PUBLISHED: 27/06/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images