Tree loss in the Brazilian Amazon fell by 39 percent when President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva took the reins last year, the data showed. In Colombia, logging has fallen by almost half under Premier Gustavo Petro.

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In 2023, the tropics lost 3.7 million hectares of primary forest - an area smaller than Bhutan, or the equivalent of 10 football fields per minute. Which represents a nine percent decrease in tropical tree cover loss compared to 2022.