Doing Your Bit: Tree art against deforestation
05 December 2020 | 6:48 am
Nigerian artist Olalekan Olasekan doesn't want to see trees being cut down and wood being wasted. His art draws attention to the animals and insects losing their habitats through deforestation.
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"A haunting portrait of crisis in the Amazon rainforest" is just one of the descriptions of a striking series of images taken by Italian photojournalist Tommaso Protti. They were taken during his sixth-month journey across the Brazilian Amazon. Protti, winner of the 2019 Carmignac Photojournalism award, tells us more about his photos, which depict the deforestation of the Amazon.
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The world's forests act as shields, keeping humans safe from coronaviruses and other diseases. Their destruction can unleash devastating consequences for global public health.
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Brazil has become the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in South America, but while the country is distracted, the Amazon rainforest has lost over 1,200 square km so far in 2020. This is up 55% from last year.
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