Being environmentally aware can be exhausting. Between dwindling habitats, rising sea levels and extinct species, it can feel like nothing we do really makes a difference. Well here is some good news for a change! All your concern about the disappearing Amazon Rain Forest has not been in vain. This year, deforestation reached its lowest rate in recorded history.
Satellite imagery is able to give us a far more accurate view of deforestation and, according to the National Institute of Space Research, this year has seen only 1,797 square miles of forest cleared. This is the crowning glory on a four-year trend that has seen reduced deforestation. Improved policing has made it difficult for illegal deforestation and logging operations to continue.
This year’s deforestation is down 27% from last year’s figures. Lets hope this downward trend continue and keep up the good work earth warriors!