Forests covering an area nearly twice the size of the UK have been destroyed to make space for farmland and mining since 2004, WWF claims | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Forests covering an area nearly twice the size of the UK have been destroyed to make space for farmland and mining since 2004, WWF claims

To make way for farmland and mining, forests covering an area nearly twice that of the UK have been destroyed since 2004, a report from WWF has claimed.

The global conservation charity's 'Deforestation Fronts' report examined 24 hotspots for the destruction of forests across 29 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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