Intact forests at risk

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Many of the world's remaining intact forests are at risk from degradation due to unsustainable development practices, according to a series of new reports issued by the World Resources Institute's (WRI) Global Forest Watch on 3 April.

In six regional reports covering nearly half of the world's forests, the group used a combination of remote sensing and ground-based data to chart where a number of remaining intact forests are and to analyze the various threats they face. The reports point to legal and illegal logging, agriculture, overgrazing, infrastructure development, and other threats.

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