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Brazil’s Forests Are Being Restored — Now We Can See Where (by WRI)

We often hear how Brazil’s deforestation crisis threatens its major ecosystems and the people the country lost 2.7 million hectares (6.6 million acres) of tree cover in 2019 alone ... Brazil ... the first Latin American country to include forest restoration in its Paris Climate Agreement commitment, these leaders quickly began working toward the goal of revitalizing 12 million hectares (29 million acres) of forests by 2030 ...

... satellite monitoring ... tracks changes in how people use the land, with self-reported data from projects. This initiative builds on ... a nationwide alliance of state governments, researchers, businesses and NGOs ...

How Much Land Is Under Restoration?

  1. natural regeneration (nearly 11 million hectares, or 27 million acres).

  2. reforestation (over 9.6 million hectares, or 23.4 million acres)

  3. forest restoration projects (around79,000 hectares, or 195,000 acres)

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« … car rien ne se crée, ni dans les opérations de l’art, ni dans celles de la nature, et l’on peut poser en principe que, dans toute opération, il y a une égale quantité de matière avant et après l’opération ; que la qualité et la quantité des principes est la même, et qu’il n’y a que des changements, des modifications. »

Antoine-Laurent De Lavoisier 1789, Traité élémentaire de chimie.

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