Plastics and the Environment

We're a long way from ending deforestation, but we can still stop it

Time to change direction on deforestation. Image: REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

David Gibbs

GIS Research Associate, World Resources Institute

Nancy Harris

Research Manager, Global Forest Watch, World Resources Institute

Katie Reytar

Research Associate, World Resources Institute


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