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Colombia’s forests flourish: deforestation dwindles amidst peaceful environmental focus

Colombia’s remarkable strides in forest conservation have been unveiled, with official statistics revealing a 26% reduction in deforestation across the Amazon region and a 29% decrease nationwide. Efforts stemming from the historic 2016 peace agreement have sparked a significant decline in forest clearance, particularly in the Colombian Amazon.

President Gustavo Petro’s novel approach, emphasizing the environment’s centrality in peace agreements, is yielding promising results. The dissident rebel faction’s voluntary deforestation ban and government negotiations exemplify a shared commitment to safeguarding biodiversity. While challenges persist, this transformation heralds a brighter future for Colombia’s forests and global conservation.

Source video: Al Jazeera English on YouTube

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Source: theguardian.com

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