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Colombia

Colombia is home to the fifth largest rainforest in the world after Peru. Deforestation, driven primarily by cattle farming, has soared following a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

  • Tree cover loss (since 2005) 3.28 Mha
  • Value of cattle exports, 2019 $85.4M
  • Deforestation as % of GHG emissions 59%
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Indonesia

Indonesia is home to the third-largest tropical forest in the world, after Brazil and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Palm oil, Indonesia’s top export, is a major driver of deforestation.

  • Tree cover loss (since 2005) 22.14 Mha
  • Value of palm oil exports, 2019 $10.4B
  • Deforestation as % of GHG emissions 74%
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Peru

Peru is home to the fourth largest tropical forest in the world. As palm oil production reaches its limits in Southeast Asia, other tropical countries, including Peru, have seen a dramatic increase in production.

  • Tree cover loss (since 2005) 2.54 Mha
  • Value of palm oil exports, 2019 $46.9M
  • Deforestation as % of GHG emissions 62%
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