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Rainforests 'still at great risk'

Date : 26th May 2006, Source : BBC Link to News Story

Most of the world's managed rainforests are still in great jeopardy with only 5% being treated in a sustainable way, a new report has said. Each year 12m hectares of the forests are cleared for agriculture and other development, the International Tropical Timber Organisation report says. Forests will continue to be lost unless there is better management, it adds. But it also points to many improvements and says an area about the size of Germany is now being well managed. The report surveyed 814 million hectares (two billion acres) of rainforest designated by governments in 33 nations as being under sustainable management.

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