#Deforestation

.Washington, D.C., DC, USA
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has not been supportive in fight against climate change for long. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@jairbolsonaro)

  • Brazil on Friday made a move to end illegal deforestation and urged immediate action to protect the Amazon
  • President Jair Bolsonaro wrote a letter to Joe Biden ahead of US-led climate summit
  • The decision by the Brazilian president was welcomed by the United States

.Riyadh Saudi Arabia
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman made the announcement. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Saudi Arabia plans to plant 10 billion trees in the kingdom in the coming decades
  • "We reject the false choice between preserving the economy and protecting the environment", the Crown Prince said
  • The new initiatives are part of the prince's Vision 2030 plan

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
International Day of Forests was first observed in 2012. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • International Day of Forests is observed every year on March 21
  • The day is a reminder for all about the value of forests 
  • The theme for this year is "Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being"

.Madre de Deus, State of Bahia, Brazil
The Amazon stretches across eight South American countries -- Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Suriname and Guyana. (Photo Credit: NASA Earth Observatory)

  • International Space Station recently released a picture of the Amazon Rainforest
  • The Southern Interoceanic Highway connecting Brazil and Peru was inaugurated in 2011
  • 22,930 acres of land have been destroyed due to deforestation caused by gold mining

.Brazil
The Amazon stretches across eight South American countries -- Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Suriname and Guyana. (Photo Credit:Unsplash)

  • Deforestation in the Amazon destroyed an area bigger than Spain from 2000 to 2018
  • Since 2000, 513,016 square kilometres of the rainforest have been lost
  • Forests such as the Amazon play a vital role in controlling climate change