The Atlantic Forest is one of the richest and most threatened biomes in the world, and only 15 percent of its original extension is preserved.
Although the Atlantic Forest extends over 17 Brazilian states, four of them account for 90 percent of the losses.
Recent changes in legislation and the expansion of agribusiness are noted as among main drivers of deforestation.
SAO PAULO, Brazil – On May 29 the NGO SOS Mata Atlântica and the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais released their annual report on the Atlantic Forest with some worrying results. The report shows that between 2015 and 2016, more than 29,000 hectares (71,660 acres) of native f
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