where is the forest? Since 2000, India has lost 2.33 million hectares of trees

By: 600011 On: Apr 15, 2024, 5:06 PM


India has lost 2.33 million hectares of trees since 2000, according to a report by the Global Forest Watch monitoring project. Global Forest Watch is a project that tracks forest changes in real time using satellite data and other sources. The project's latest report says the country lost 414,000 hectares of moist primary forest (4.1 percent) between 2002 and 2023. It is about 18% of the total forest area

Another fact pointed out in the report is that as a result of this loss, an average of 51.0 million tonnes of carbon dioxide has been emitted into the atmosphere in India annually. Experts point out that this forest loss will accelerate climate change. Estimates show that between 2013 and 2023, 95 percent of India's trees will be lost from natural forests.