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 . . .