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Deforestation drops in Colombia

Words by Abi Scaife

The rate at which deforestation is occurring in Colombia has dropped dramatically.

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Official figures show that 26% less land was deforested in the Colombian Amazon last year, and 29% less nationwide.

The change has come after Colombia’s new president, Gustavo Petro, came into power and started reprioritising nature and the environment.

This is a huge step forward in restoring and healing the Amazon rainforest, protecting all the incredible ecosystems that live there!

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

The Woodland Trust. This is the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity, concerned with the creation, protection, and restoration of native woodland heritage. Support them here.

Rewilding Britain. They aim to tackle the climate emergency and extinction crisis, reconnect people with the natural world and help communities thrive. Find out more here.

Devon’s Wildlife Trust. DWT is the only local charity dedicated to protecting wildlife and wild places across Devon - on land and at sea. Learn more here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Climate Action.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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