Aboriginal Owners Win Back Daintree Rainforest in Historic Deal

Aboriginal custodians won back the Daintree tropical rainforest — the world’s oldest living rainforest in northern Australia — in a historic deal with the Queensland government on Sept. 29. The Eastern Kukui Yalanji people have taken formal ownership of the …

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Deforestation in Amazon Forest Hits Highest Annual Level in a Decade

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest has hit the highest annual level in a decade, increasing global concern over the accelerating devastation. The rainforest lost 10,476 square kilometers between August 2020 and July 2021, an area nearly seven times bigger …

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Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon Rainforest Jumps to 12-Year High

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest surged to a 12-year high in the year between August 2019 and July 2020, representing a significant hit to the government of President Jair Bolsonaro, who has been accused by environmental organizations of refusing to take the proper measures to reduce deforestation in the so-called “world’s lungs.”

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