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Stopping deforestation: lessons from Colombia


A study of deforestation in Colombia by researchers from The University of Queensland has revealed some valuable insights which could be used to help slow deforestation in areas around the globe.

PhD student Pablo Negret led an effort to compare the effectiveness of protected areas in Colombia with otherwise similar non-protected sites between 2000 and 2015.

“In Colombia, there has been constant deforestation within protected areas during this 15-year period,” Mr Negret said.

“This is mainly due to a lack of capacity to control illegal exploitation of resources in these areas. MORE

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