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'No clear trend' in forest loss

Date : 8th January 2008, Source : BBC Link to News Story

Data on tropical forest cover is so poor that we do not know if the forests are declining, a study has found. Alan Grainger from the UK's University of Leeds examined UN analyses going back almost 30 years, and found that "evidence for a decline is unclear". Writing in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) he proposes a global forest monitoring system. The UN admits there are problems with the data, but says tropical forests are certainly in retreat.

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