How much rainforest does Malaysia have?
Tropical rainforests encompass between 59% to 70% of Malaysia’s total land area, of which 11.6% is pristine. Malaysia has the world’s fifth largest mangrove area, which totals over a half a million hectares (over 1.2 million acres).
What percentage of the rainforest has already been destroyed?
Using data from the forest monitoring program Global Forest Watch, Rainforest Foundation Norway found that only 36 per cent of the planet’s nearly 14.6 million square kilometres of tropical rainforest remains intact, while 34 per cent of it is completely gone and the remaining 30 per cent has been degraded.
How much of the rainforest has been destroyed 2020?
Across the tropics, the study registered the destruction in 2020 of 4.2 million hectares (10.4 million acres) of primary forest – 12 percent higher than the year before. Ecosystems straddling the equator shelter abundant biodiversity and store vast amounts of carbon.
How much of the rainforest has been destroyed in the last 10 years?
According to 2018 satellite data compiled by a deforestation monitoring program called Prodes, deforestation has hit its highest rate in a decade. About 7,900 km2 (3,050 sq miles) of the rainforest was destroyed between August 2017 and July 2018.
How much of the rainforest is destroyed each day?
Unbelievably, over 200,000 acres of rainforest are burned every day. That is over 150 acres lost every minute of every day, and 78 million acres are lost every year!
Are we destroying the forests?
As much as 80% of the world’s forests have been destroyed or irreparably degraded. Our ancient forests are looted every day to supply cheap timber and wood products to the world. The price for this destruction is escalating climate change, biodiversity loss and community displacement. And it’s happening in our region.