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Latin American Herald Tribune – Ecuador Has One of Latin America’s Highest Deforestation Rates

Date: Oct 3, 2011

This article reports on the current rate of rainforest loss in Ecuador:

Ecuador has one of the highest deforestation rates in Latin America, with an annual loss of between 60,000 and 200,000 hectares (148,000 and 495,000 acres) of native woodland, the result of illegal cutting, crop expansion and pressure from oil and mining companies, experts said.

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