The Guardian |  ‘Death by a thousand cuts’: vast expanse of rainforest lost in 2018

The Guardian | ‘Death by a thousand cuts’: vast expanse of rainforest lost in 2018

Clearcutting of primary forest by loggers and cattle ranchers in Brazil dominated the destruction, including invasions into indigenous lands where uncontacted tribes live. Losses were also high in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Indonesia. Indonesia is the only major country where government protections appear to be significantly reducing the losses.

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