Deforestation in Colombia up nearly 20 percent last year

“A total of 140,356 hectares (346,827 acres) of forest cover was lost in Colombia in 2014 versus 120,934 hectares (298,834 acres) in 2013, per IDEAM, a division of Colombia’s Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development.

“Illegal logging, mining, and coca cultivation, as well as conversion for other agricultural purposes and ranching, were reported to be the largest drivers of deforestation in Colombia last year.”  From:

GR:  I don’t think we can find a single forested area in the world that is not threatened by human impacts.  If it’s not outright clearcutting, it’s livestock grazing, invasive species, energy mining and transmission, roads and recreation, and climate-change associated drought.


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