Agriculture, Food and Beverage

This is how much different commodities contribute to deforestation

Millions of hectares of forests are lost each year. Image: REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Mikaela Weisse

Research Analyst, Global Forest Watch

Elizabeth Dow-Goldman

GIS Research Associate, Global Forest Watch


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Land used for cattle is the biggest contributor to deforestation. Image: WRI
Soy plants directly replace a massive number of trees. Image: WRI
Oil palm replaced forests mostly in Indonesia and Malaysia. Image: WRI
More forests are replaced by cattle in Brazil than any other country. Image: WRI

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