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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Belize lost 10,000 ha of forest per year since 1980

Belize lost 10,000 ha of forest per year since 1980

Date : 8th November 2010, Source : Mongabay



Forests in Belize have been cleared at a rate of nearly 10,000 hectares per year for the past 30 years, a recent study shows. In 1980, forests covered 79.5% of the land surface of Belize but as of February 2010 it had decreased to 62.7%. The area covered by forests in the country thus went from about 6500 square miles 30 years ago to around 5300 square miles today, losing an area the size of Rhode Island.

http://news.mongabay.com/2010/1107-belize_courtois.html





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