Gabon and Ghana implicated as being part of four countries to blame for 80% of historic deforestation

A new paper suggests that Brazil, Indonesia, Ghana, and Suriname are responsible for 80% of deforestation between 2000 – 2019. The majority was for agriculture but industrial mining was also identified as a driving cause. Indonesia took the lead, with 58.2 percent of direct deforestation, Brazil was responsible for 10 percent, followed by Ghana with 6.5 percent and Suriname with 6.2 percent.

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