Plastics and the Environment

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

A vehicle is seen near the remains of a forest destroyed by bushfire.

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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Fires used to clear land for pasture in Paraguay’s Gran Chaco region can be seen from an airplane. Image: Jordi Ruiz Cirera/WRI
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