Data shows it's the worst level of deforestation since 2008, heaping further pressure on the environmental policy of Bolsonaro who favors developing the Amazon region economically.
Eike Luedeling, a professor at the University of Bonn's Institute of Crop Sciences and Resource Conservation, says that reforestation should not be seen as a substitute for curbing emissions from using fossil fuels.
Research has shown that replanting trees on destroyed forest areas the size of the United States is the best way to keep climate change in check.
Moroccan government teams up with civil society groups to plant 800,000 trees across the country by 2024.
Forest fires in Brazil and Indonesia contributed to a record loss in global tree cover in 2016, equivalent to the size of New Zealand.
Monarchs migrate each autumn from Canada and the US but climate swings delay their migration and illegal logging threatens their habitat.
Almost 99 percent of the critically endangered species has been wiped out due to deforestation and climate change.
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