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Forest loss slows, as China plants and Brazil preserves

Date : 25th March 2010, Source : BBC Link to News Story



The world's net rate of forest loss has slowed markedly in the last decade, with less logging in the Amazon and China planting trees on a grand scale. Yet forests continue to be lost at "an alarming rate" in some countries, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Its Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010 finds the loss of tree cover is most acute in Africa and South America. But Australia also suffered huge losses because of the recent drought.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8586701.stm





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