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Alarming Extinction Crisis For Half of Amazon Trees

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A new research suggests that the Amazon region could lose more than half of its tree species by the year 2050 due to a combination of logging, agriculture, dams, fires, mining, climate change and human development.

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What exactly research finds out?

The world’s most diverse forest has endured decades of deforestation, with loggers, farmers and miners responsible for the removal of 12% of its area. The conducted research finds out that at least if it continues, then in the decades ahead, 57% of the 15,000 tree species will be risk of extinction.

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Image via wikipedia

Brazil, which holds 60% of the Amazon forest, has sharply cut its ration of deforestation, but other nations have not followed it. In fact, other nations where amazon exist have increased the deforestation ratio.