The Amazon rainforest is the single biggest deforestation front in the world. Help WWF save the forest. Since over , square kilometers (, square miles) of Amazon rainforest have been destroyed across Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Suriname, Guyana, and French Guiana. By the s more than three-quarters of forest clearing in the Amazon was for cattle. The cattle sector of the Brazilian Amazon, incentivized by the international beef and leather trades, has been responsible for about 80% of all deforestation in the .
Currently, the Amazon is a carbon sink, meaning it stores carbon dioxide and prevents it from entering the atmosphere and fueling climate change. Deforestation. Deforestation of the Amazon is about to reach a threshold beyond which the region's tropical rainforest may undergo irreversible changes that. In the Amazon, around 17% of the forest has been lost in the last 50 years, Almost 70% of the deforestation in Colombia happens in its Amazonian forests.
The state of Rondônia in western Brazil is one of the most deforested parts of the Amazon. This series shows deforestation on the frontier in the northwestern. The Amazon rainforest absorbs more greenhouse gases than any other tropical forest. Rising deforestation in Brazil threatens biodiversity and could accelerate. Deforestation. The Amazon rainforest is the largest tropical forest on Earth and its destruction has many long lasting effects including: loss of biodiversity.