Infographic December 12, 2018

Forests of Mozambique: A Snapshot

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Mozambique is a country with significant natural forest cover. Native forests and woodlands cover 43% of land-mass, harboring extensive biodiversity and unique landscapes. Forests are critical to the country’s social, environmental and economic well-being. Rapid deforestation, however, is threatening ecosystems and rural livelihoods; with slash and burn agriculture responsible for more than 65% of forest cover loss across the country. This infographic presents data and the main causes of forest deforestation in Mozambique.