Dedicated to controlling this activity, this entity in partnership with the University of Maryland stated that 4.1 million hectares of primary tropical forests will disappear from the Earth by the year 2022, which means an increase of 10 percent compared to the previous year. .
The destruction of these forests is the result of a combination of deforestation and forest fires, the document says.
This report, prepared from satellite images, highlights that 43 percent of the destroyed tropical forests (1.8 million hectares) are located in Brazil, mainly in the Amazon, so that country is recognized as the largest -the forest cutter. the world.
In addition, he pointed out that it is very urgent to maintain the good health of the forest, because it helps us to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. According to research by the World Research Institute’s Global Forest Watch, primary tropical forests destroyed by 2022 will emit 2.7 billion tons of CO2 into the environment, a figure equivalent to India’s fossil fuel emissions.
Rainforests are forest ecosystems that provide a variety of services to the world’s population, supporting the balance of the water cycle, in addition to a large contribution to adaptation and mitigation of the effects of climate change.
They also perform a very important function for humans: they process carbon and change it back to oxygen, clean the air so we can breathe air, and they are carbon sinks, natural deposits that absorb the carbon from the atmosphere.
The total area of forests is approximately 30 percent of the planet’s land surface, which is equivalent to four billion hectares, while tropical forests are the ecosystems with the greatest biodiversity, despite being -occupies two percent of the planet. , where more than 50 percent of the living creatures on the planet live.