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Football pitch of rainforest destroyed every six seconds

June 8, 2020 - General

Vast tracts of pristine rainforest on three continents went up in smoke last year, with an area roughly the size of Switzerland cut down or burned to make way for cattle and commercial crops, researchers said Tuesday.

Rainforests harbour the richest diversity of wildlife on Earth
[Credit:AFP/Carl De Souza]Brazil accounted for more than a third of the loss, with the Democratic Republic of Congo and Indonesia a distant second and…

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