Food and Agriculture Organization: The World Lost 70 Million Hectares Of Forest

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Borneo and World Deforestation causes of Forest Destruction and Damage
The world lost 70 million hectares of forest in 15 years between 1990-2005. According to the report Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), entitled "State of the World's Forest", most deforestation occurred in South America, Afrika, and Caribbean. The broad forest reduction triggered mainly by a high food and fuel prices and activities that encourage forest cleaning for the production of livestock and agricultural land to produce food, source of sustenance, and bio-fuel.

From 1990 until 2005, Latin America lost 64 million hectares of forest. This area represents as much as seven percent of the total forest in the world, said the report.

Africa lost eight million hectares of forest from 1990 to 2005. In Africa, forest loss seems to be continued with the policy at this time. The report stressed that the drought is more often, decrease of water supply, and flood will make a great damage on the efforts to manage forests in a sustainable Africa.
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