BBC Report: Nature crisis: Humans ‘threaten 1m species with extinction’

Reporting on the UN’s Global Assessment Report the BBC states that between 1980 and 2000, 100 million hectares of tropical forest were lost, mainly from cattle ranching in South America and palm oil plantations in South East Asia. Faring worse than forests are wetlands, with only 13% of those present in 1700 still in existence in the year 2000. The Pennine PeatLIFE project is making a positive difference by restoring wetlands in the UK.

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