Let's start with the good news about the #Amazon rainforest: after years of record-breaking #deforestation, the world’s largest tropical rainforest is finally enjoying some respite.

Deforestation in the πŸ‡§πŸ‡· Brazilian Amazon has fallen to its lowest rate since 2018. This could reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 7.5%.

Meanwhile, in πŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄ Colombia, which hosts about 10% of the rainforest, Amazon deforestation rates declined by 70% in the first nine months of 2023, reaching a nine-year low.

The πŸ‡΅πŸ‡ͺ Peruvian and πŸ‡§πŸ‡΄ Bolivian Amazon saw forest loss drop by 37% and 60% respectively as of November 2023, according to an independent analysis by @amazonconservation.

These are major victories for the Amazon ecosystem.

🚫 But let's not forget that it is still on the brink of a tipping point that could cause it to dry out as soon as 2050, releasing vast amounts of #carbonemissions into the atmosphere.

So, what can we expect in 2024?
πŸ”— Read the full story on #ThinkLandscape through the link in bio!

Let's start with the good news about the #Amazon rainforest: after years of record-breaking #deforestation, the world’s largest tropical rainforest is finally enjoying some respite. Deforestation in the πŸ‡§πŸ‡· Brazilian Amazon has fallen to its lowest rate since 2018. This could reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 7.5%. Meanwhile, in πŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄ Colombia, which hosts about 10% of the rainforest, Amazon deforestation rates declined by 70% in the first nine months of 2023, reaching a nine-year low. The πŸ‡΅πŸ‡ͺ Peruvian and πŸ‡§πŸ‡΄ Bolivian Amazon saw forest loss drop by 37% and 60% respectively as of November 2023, according to an independent analysis by @amazonconservation. These are major victories for the Amazon ecosystem. 🚫 But let's not forget that it is still on the brink of a tipping point that could cause it to dry out as soon as 2050, releasing vast amounts of #carbonemissions into the atmosphere. So, what can we expect in 2024? πŸ”— Read the full story on #ThinkLandscape through the link in bio!