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Bolivia is world’s fourth largest forest cutter, especially in its Amazon region

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Forest fires in 2019 and 2020, added to the growth of the agricultural frontier, caused the Plurinational State to rise from sixth to fourth place in the world. Consulted by Sputnik, specialists in the subject demanded protection measures from the national government.

The large fires that affected the east in 2019 and 2020 helped position Bolivia as the world country that cuts down the fourth- most hectares of trees per capita. Together with the growth of the agricultural frontier, this factor paints a bleak picture for indigenous communities that are forced to move to the cities . . .

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