Reforestation

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Slash and burn deforestation to clear land for agriculture in Brazil

Reforestation facts

  • Reforestation usually involves replanting areas of forest which have previously been damaged or destroyed, using native tree species.
  • Reforestation is of great importance, as estimates suggest that at the current rate of deforestation, there may be no rainforest left within 100 years.
  • Huge areas of forest have already been lost, for example, only around eight percent of the Atlantic forest in South America now remains.