Living Forests Report: Saving Forests at Risk
This report shows that if current trends continue, up to 170 million hectares of forest could be lost between 2010 and 2030 in these 11 deforestation fronts, 10 of which are in the tropics. The fronts are located in the Amazon, the Atlantic Forest and Gran Chaco, Borneo, the Cerrado, Choco-Darien, the Congo Basin, East Africa, Eastern Australia, Greater Mekong, New Guinea and Sumatra.
The report builds on earlier analysis by WWF showing that more than 230 million hectares of forest will disappear by 2050 if no action is taken, and that forest loss must be reduced to near zero by 2020 to avoid dangerous climate change and economic losses.
The report takes a look at the main drivers of deforestation and solutions to halt runaway deforestation. It stresses the need for solutions that look at the whole landscape, and collaborative land-use decision-making that accounts for the needs of businesses, communities and nature.