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WWF says coronavirus pandemic an opportunity to tackle deforestation

The world has lost tropical forest equivalent to the size of California over a 13-year period, green group WWF said on Wednesday, calling for Covid-19 recovery plans to revitalise conservation efforts.In a new report, WWF analysed 24 deforestation hotspots across Asia, Latin America and Africa, and found that more than 43 million hectares (106 million acres) of forest were cleared in those areas between 2004 and 2017.Fran Raymond Price, global forest practice lead at WWF International, said the…

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