Living conditions for forest animals have deteriorated over the past 40 years to a point where vertebrate populations have more than halved. Rainforests in South America and Africa have been the most affected.
Displeased with rising deforestation rates and the anti-environmental policies of Pres. Jair Bolsonaro, Germany has cut funding for projects in the Brazilian Amazon, Atlantic Forest and Cerrado biomes.
The provincial government approves 78 new logging cutblocks in critical habitat for the Hart Ranges caribou herd, while construction of a pipeline for LNG industry takes out another chunk of boreal forest.