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Key figures of the deforestation

Key figures

Key figures

  • Forests currently cover about 30 percent of the world’s landmass, according to National Geographic.
  • The Earth loses 18.7 million acres of forests per year, which is equal to 27 soccer fields every minute, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
  • In 2016, global tree cover loss reached a record of 73.4 million acres (29.7 million hectares), according to the University of Maryland
  • 10% of the world’s forests are now protected areas. This is roughly the size of India.
  • Up to 28,000 species can go extinct in the next quarter century due to deforestation.
  • deforestation is the cause of 15% of carbon emissions
  • 70% of our world’s plant and animal species live in forests.