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Get to know the green areas most threatened by man


                         1. Devastação

São Paulo - Human activity causes not always positive impacts on the planet. Agriculture, extraction of natural resources and hunting, for example, can destroy forests and ruin ecosystems. See now the 10 most devastated forests in the world, according to Conservation International.

    2. Indo-birmânia

The Indo-Burma lakes rivers house several species of fish and turtles, including some of the world's largest freshwater fish. However, these important aquatic ecosystems are threatened by the destruction of forests in the alluvial plains, caused by the expansion of rice cultivation. In addition, the rivers were dammed to generate electricity, which caused a widening of the sandbanks. For all these reasons, it is estimated that only 5% of the area remains preserved.

3. Nova Caledônia

The new Caledonia, a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean, has many tropical forests threatened by mining, the region's main economic activity: Nickel sales account for almost 100% of exports. It also houses a nice bird that runs a serious risk of extinction, the Kagu.

4. Arquipélago Indo-malaio

The flora and fauna of the Indo-Malayan archipelago - which includes the islands of Borneo and Sumatra - are in serious danger due to the expansion of the forest industry and the international trafficking of animals. Among the most predatory commercial activities in the region are the extraction of rubber, palm oil and cellulose, as well as illegal logging.

5. Florestas filipinas

Historically devastated by logging, the Philippine forests also suffer from agricultural expansion. Something worrisome in a country where about 80 million people rely on natural forest resources to survive.

6. Mata Atlântica

which has been devastated by coffee and sugar cane plantations, the Atlantic Forest now accounts for only 10% of its original area. About two dozen species of vertebrates native to this Brazilian region struggle against extinction.

7. Três Gargantas

Construction of the world's largest Three Gorges dam, hunting, logging and grazing are the main factors that are leading to the destruction of the giant panda's habitat in south-central China.

8. Província Florística da Califórnia

The California Floristic Province, in the United States, has several species of flowers and houses the largest living organism on the planet, the Giant Sequoia. For centuries threatened by commercial agriculture, the region has witnessed the extinction of the gray bear and other animals.

9. Florestas costeiras da África Oriental

The coastal forests of East Africa are also threatened by agricultural expansion. In this case, poor soil, population growth and subsistence agriculture are the main culprits in draining the region's natural resources.

10. Madagascar

House of lemurs and other diverse species that only developed there, Madagascar has always been an example of biodiversity. However, it is estimated that only 10% of the island's original ecosystem still exists, due to hunting, logging, mining and agriculture.