This month's Geographical features a dossier on deforestation.
Despite the world's rainforests having more protection and being under more scrutiny than ever before, rates of deforestation continue to increase. Between July 2017 and July 2018, Brazil lost 790,000 hectares of rainforest, a 13.7% rise on the previous year and the worst annual deforestation figures in a decade. According to the World Resources Institute a total of 12 million hectares of rainforest cover was lost across the globe in 2018 alone. In light of these startling statistics, what hope is there for the world's rainforests?
Other articles this month feature a look at the iconic Uluru/Ayers Rock climb, one of Australia's top tourist attractions, which is to be permanently closed due to its cultural importance to the Indigenous people of the region; a spotlight on Guyana as it intends to become a low-carbon, ‘green state’; a look at the revolution in digital mapping and its implications for industry, the environment and society and all the other latest geographical news.
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