Brazil led world in rainforest losses in 2018 despite decline from 2017: research group

FILE PHOTO: The Amazon rain forest (top), bordered by deforested land prepared for the planting of soybeans, in pictured in this aerial photo taken over Mato Grosso state in western Brazil, October 4, 2015. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

BRASILIA (Reuters) – (This April 26 story corrects first paragraph to show that the decline is for primary deforestation, not overall deforestation; corrects decline to 37 percent, not 70 percent; corrects throughout to show that losses are for primary deforestation, not overall deforestation) Brazil led the world in rainforest destruction last year, although primary deforestation […]

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