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FAO’s new optimistic assessment on reduced deforestation is totally misplaced say forest activists

9 Sep, 2015

fao deforestation assessment is misplaced, GFC

7 September, Durban: The Global Forest Coalition[1], a coalition of Indigenous Peoples and environmental activist movements from 50 different countries has denounced FAO’s optimistic assessment that deforestation has been halved since 1990 as a false claim. FAO released its Global Forest Resource Assessment 2015 today at the World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa. The Global Forest Coalition said that the Forest Resource Assessment is misleading as it accepts monoculture tree plantations as “planted” forests, even though they form a …

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