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One third of the world’s and Latin America’s forest wealth under threat – study

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a study released Wednesday, September 1, one-third of the forest wealth in Latin America and the Caribbean is under threat of extinction, a percentage similar to that of the rest of the planet.

According to the "World Forestry Report " of Botanic Gardens Conservation International, published Wednesday, of the nearly 60,000 tree species cataloged worldwide, around 30% are threatened with extinction.

Latin America and the Caribbean is the region with by far the greatest forest richness: almost 24,000 classified tree species (40% of the world total), of which 7,000 are under . . .

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