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Asia-Pacific’s disappearing forests

 Reuters 17 March 2019

According to the UN, Asia-Pacific nations are failing to halt the loss of natural forests and grasslands resulting in massive environmental problems such as desertification and climate change. Other negative impacts include people being robbed of their livelihoods and rural farmers forced to find work in urban areas. For example, data from WWF show the greater Mekong region lost a third of its forests in the 35 years to 2009, even though deforestation rates have slowed somewhat in recent years. (450 Words) - By Stian Reklev


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A Tibetan herder walks behind his herd of sheep and goats as they walk through a field on the outskirts of Jintan township, near the Qinghai Lake, in Qinghai province March 11, 2019.  Photo: Reuters/David Gray

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