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The Wilderness Society’s new web-based app is exposing deforestation across Australia—and will put a stop to the deforestation crisis.
10 shocking statistics that will make you want to take action today to stop deforestation in its tracks
The scale of the deforestation crisis taking place across Australia should alarm us all. These 10 facts prove we need to put a stop to deforestation now.
And this is Western Australia's deforestation for the year 2018-2019, shown over Perth:
When you hear facts about Australia’s deforestation crisis, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the scale of devastation happening across our country. But there are steps you can take, right now, to halt this destruction. And your actions will make a difference.
*The Wilderness Society defines 'deforestation' as:
Loss of natural forest as a result of:
i) conversion to a non-forest land use;
ii) conversion to a plantation forest; or
iii) human activity that reduces forest species composition, structure or function so that it is significantly ecologically and structurally different from the primary forest of the site.
Includes conversion for agriculture, resources and mining, infrastructure, urban development and thinning of forests for non-forest uses.