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The World Lost An Area Of Tree Cover The Size Of New Zealand Last Year

Last year the world lost an area of tree cover the size of New Zealand, according to satellite data. That’s around 29.7 million hectares (29,700 square kilometers) – and was a 51 percent jump over 2015. The tree cover loss data came from the University of Maryland (UMD) and were analyzed by World Resources Institute (WRI). While the data don’t just represent deforestation (they also lump in tree plantation harvesting), the analysts attribute most of the tree cover loss to human impacts affecting forests such agriculture, logging and mining.

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