Myanmar one of several countries in danger of losing its ‘intact forest’ by 2030

Earth’s intact forests shrank by an area larger than Austria every year from 2014 to 2016 at a 20 percent faster rate than during the previous decade, scientists said 20 June as the UN unveiled an initiative to harness the “untapped potential” of the land sector to fight climate change. Myanmar is one of several countries where the forests could be heavily decimated by 2030, according to scientists. 

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