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BREAKING: June 2020 was the worst June on record for Amazonian deforestation - 1034 km2 of #forests were lost. Bolsonaro has been in office for 18 months, during 9 of which we have seen record deforestation rates.
President #Bolsonaro took office in January 2019. Since then these are the months with record deforestation:
May 2019 (then surpassed by May 2020)
July 2019
Aug 2019
Set 2019
Nov 2019
Jan 2020
Feb 2020
June 2020

Data from the Brazilian Space Agency: terrabrasilis.dpi.inpe.br/app/dashboard/…
45% of the area deforested between January 2019 - April 2020 has not yet burned. When adding this up with the area deforested in May 2020 (832 km2) and June 2020 (2034 km2) we can expect a *very* bad burning season to come.
Check data from @IPAM_Amazonia: ipam.org.br/wp-content/upl…
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Large charismatic birds with disproportionately large beaks and distinctive calls, #hornbills are the #farmers of our #forests. Today’s #WildAboutFacts series focuses on these feathered foresters.

Join us & share your hornbill images!

Rufous-necked Hornbills
📷Sarbajit Ghosh
#WildAboutFacts

There are 62 #hornbill species in the world, with 32 in #Asia and 30 in #Africa.

#India is home to 9 of them including the #GreatHornbill, the #MalabarPiedHornbill and the #RufousNeckedHornbill.

Malabar Pied Hornbill
📷 @samyak15
#WildAboutFacts

Several #hornbill species have a distinct #casque on their upper mandible. #GreatHornbills have a prominent #yellow and #black casque.

📷 Keya Das
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A message from Dr. Jane Goodall to all Ecosia users. 💚🌳🐒 Thank you, @JaneGoodallInst. ✨
Ecosia plants trees in Uganda with @JGIAustria. For more info on how your searches #PlantChange in Uganda, visit the Ecosia blog 👓📲 blog.ecosia.org/uganda/
We made a film of our collaboration with the @JGIAustria and of how your searches are planting new #forests in Uganda ➡️ Watch & subscribe 🍿🎥 #PlantChange
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The count-up begins! 🔝⏱🌳 100 million trees means removing 1771 tonnes of CO2 every day. But it means so much more. Why do we need to #PlantForests? [THREAD]
2/ In just ten years, an improbable idea has grown into a global movement 🌍🌎🌏 blog.ecosia.org/100-million/
3/ Without trees, we don't stand a chance – #forests are the heroes keeping our planet healthy, and us alive. Here’s why 🎥
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Welcome back to another episode of the #WildAboutFacts series. Today, we are taking over your feed with pictures and #trivia of one of the most alluring creatures from the #wild, the #RedPanda.

Join us, share your #photographs of the #Firefox of the #Himalayas.

📷Sourav Mondal
#WildAboutFacts

Its distinctive fur has earned this species monikers such as #Firefox, Firecat, or Fire-coloured Cat. Arguably, the #RedPanda is the only true #Panda, as the #GiantPanda, which is believed to be closely related, belongs to the #bear family.

📷Senthil Murugan
#WildAboutFacts

Around half of the #RedPanda’s natural habitat lies in the Eastern #Himalayas#Nepal, #Sikkim, northern #WestBengal, #Bhutan, and #ArunachalPradesh.

Its remaining home is in northern #Myanmar and a few provinces of central #China.

📷Ramshesha N
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Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020

🌲 fao.org/forest-resourc…

#FRA2020 examines the status of, and trends in, more than 60 forest-related variables in 236 countries and territories in the period 1990–2020

@FAOForestry 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

#soyforestal #forestalactivo #forestry
The world has a total forest area of 4.06 billion hectares (ha), which is 31 percent of the total land area. This area is equivalent to 0.52 ha per person1 – although forests are not distributed equally among the world’s peoples or geographically
#FRA2020 #soyforestal
The world’s forest area is decreasing, but the rate of loss has slowed

The rate of net forest loss declined from 7.8 million ha per year in the decade 1990–2000 to 5.2 million ha per year in 2000–2010 and 4.7 million ha per year in 2010–2020

#soyforestal #FRA2020 #deforestation
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Amazonian and African *intact* forests are absorbing less carbon, than they sued to, thus contributing less to mitigate #ClimateChange Here goes a few thoughts on the new paper @nature
nature.com/articles/s4158…
@nature First and foremost, it is commendable the vast amount of data used in this paper. Data that was sampled in extreme #fieldwork conditions by dozens of people. Without these,such robust analyses would never be possible. It takes a lot of time, different grants and plenty dedication
@nature Second, long-term data curation was vital to make this paper possible. @ForestPlots is an example of how to store long-term data and on how to do multiple checks on data quality.
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Today we spent a chilly day out in the uMkhomazi catchment in the south of Kwa-Zulu Natal with a group of stakeholders who are mutually concerned about water security in the catchment #Water #SharedBenefits #SharedRisks
Why this catchment?
1. The Mkhomazi River is the 3rd largest river in KZN, with major infrastructure projects on the horizon #Water #InfrastructureDevelopment
2. It's identified as possible solution to long term water deficits in uMngeni catchment #WaterDemand #InfrastructureDevelopment
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#OtherKashmir
#AJK #GilgitBaltistan #Kashmir

Story of 90 Years imprisonment
Name: Iftikhar Husain Karbalai
For the people who wave their flag:

You don't want to look that does not mean we are in heaven.
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Sing-along version of my slides for #superwood @forestsandwood event. #forests #wood #timber and the #bioeconomy ... with bonus links for extra credit reading
Trees contain a lot of potentially useful extractives - chemicals with useful functions that might be taken out before the fibre goes to another market. Some listed in our database thanks to @IBioIC
blogs.napier.ac.uk/cwst/ited/
This #timber availability forecast is linked through from here blogs.napier.ac.uk/cwst/grade-in-…
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