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Boreal forests in wealthy countries being rapidly destroyed

Date : 12th August 2009, Source : Mongabay



Assessing the status of the boreal forest that stretches across Alaska, Canada, Scandinavia, and Russia, Corey Bradshaw and colleagues found that less than 10 percent is protected, while about 60 percent is fragmented or degraded. The situation is the worst in Russia, which has "suffered the greatest decline in the last few decades compared to other boreal countries," writes Bradshaw on his blog Conservation Bytes, adding that some 22 million hectares of Russian boreal forest burned in 2002 and 2003.

http://news.mongabay.com/2009/0812-boreal_forests.html





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