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11.9 million hectares of forests disappeared last year

In the last year, a piece of a forest the size of a football field disappeared every six seconds somewhere in the world, as reported by the British BBC. Brazil contributed to as much as a third of these losses, whereby the disappearance of tropical forests was the fastest in the last thirteen years in this country. According to a study conducted at the University of Maryland, a total of 11.9 million hectares of tropical forests disappeared across the globe over the last year, of which as many as 3.8 million hectares were primary rainforests.

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