Bolivia is ranked third in the world for forest loss, with the country’s Bajo Paragua forest as ground zero in the fight to save the Amazon Rainforest from logging, fire, and conversion to agriculture. During the terrible fire season of 2020, nearly 10% of the forest burned. If these trends continue, the entire forest will be lost in just a few years along with 354,251,601 metric tons of carbon. To hold the line, Rainforest Trust and our partner, Fundación Natura Bolivia are working to create the San Ignacio and Concepcion Municipal Protected Areas, safeguarding the majority of this landscape – over 2 million acres of rich, old-growth, lowland rainforest.
Originally published by the Rainforest Trust: Source