Bleak future for world's forests

Author: BBC News, Published on: 3 April 2002

Large expanses of the world's forests are in rapid decline and could be lost much sooner than expected, a new report by an environmental research group says...The WRI [World Resources Institute] report is based on a two-year survey that covered North America, Russia, Indonesia, Central Africa, Chile and Venezuela. It found that areas believed to have forest land intact were now riddled with roads, logging and mining activity.

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