Pandemic piles pressure on world’s shrinking forests

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Forests face an increased risk of being cut down and degraded as a result of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, a senior U.N. official said on Friday.

For millions of poor people who have lost casual work in cities and are returning to their homes in rural areas, “the only social safety net they have is the waters, the land and the forest”, Mette Wilkie told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

That makes it more likely trees will be felled for food and fuel because a third of the world’s people still depend on wood to cook, said Wilkie,...


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Pandemic piles pressure on world’s shrinking forests


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