12 photos that show how humans have changed the world's forests

12 photos that show how humans have changed the world's forests

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According to the World Wildlife Fund, 7.5 million hectares of forest disappear each year.

Deforestation, pollution, climate change, and old-fashioned human inattention are damaging the world's forests.

Here are 12 photos that show how much our forests have changed.

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12 photos that show how humans have changed the world's forests

1. Parts of the Amazon rainforest contain pools of dirty water left over from a hydraulic mine.

12 photos that show how humans have changed the world's forests

2. Illegal gold mining in Peru has damaged its forests.

12 photos that show how humans have changed the world's forests

3. In Brazil, illegal logging is causing rapid deforestation.

12 photos that show how humans have changed the world's forests

4. The Inter-Ocean Highway connecting Peru and Brazil through the Amazon rainforest was built for economic growth but has led to massive deforestation.

12 photos that show how humans have changed the world's forests

5. Farmers are illegally clearing patches of rainforest to grow more crops and more livestock.

12 photos that show how humans have changed the world's forests

5. Farmers are illegally clearing patches of rainforest to grow more crops and more livestock.

12 photos that show how humans have changed the world's forests

7. It's not just the Amazon rainforest that's experiencing deforestation. Sudan lost 8.4% of its forest cover between 1990 and 2010.

12 photos that show how humans have changed the world's forests

8. As more of India's forests disappear, wildlife is being pushed into populated areas.

12 photos that show how humans have changed the world's forests

9. According to the World Wildlife Fund, Borneo, Malaysia has lost half of its forest cover at a rate of 1.3 million hectares per year.

12 photos that show how humans have changed the world's forests

10. Indonesia's forest is a quarter the size of the Amazon, but it lost more hectares of forest in 2012.

12 photos that show how humans have changed the world's forests

11. Deforestation can have serious environmental impacts.

12 photos that show how humans have changed the world's forests

12. Human inattention is also a factor that damages forests, such as the garbage dump in the Pisang Batu River in Indonesia.

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