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The Deforestation of the World | Global 3000

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Each year some 15 million hectares of woodland disappear from the face of the planet. That's an area roughly three times the size of Switzerland.

Whether the trees are harvested due to short-sighted business interests or out of economic necessity,humans are wreaking havoc on the world's forests. Find out exactly how much in this week's Global Count.