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Deforestation Pushes Nicaragua’s Bosawas Forests Toward Extinction

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Approximately every hour a track of land the size of a football field falls victim to deforestation in Nicaragua. If the tree cutting continues at this pace, the largest biosphere reserve in Central America will disappear in 2058.

Photo Credit: Prensa Nicaragua

Original Article Text From Prensa Nicaragua via Google Translate:

Bosawas towards extinction

Every hour lost Bosawas tracts of forest the size of five football fields. At this rate the largest biosphere reserve in Central America will disappear in 2058.

This is one of the revelations found in a study sponsored by several European institutions, entitled Analysis of the causes of deforestation and the advance of the agricultural frontier in the buffer zone of the Biosphere Reserve Bosawas-RAAN, Nicaragua.

One of the most striking findings was the rapid rate of forest loss.

According to the report, two-thirds of the 70,000 hectares of forest lost annually Nicaragua are in Bosawas. That’s like two out of three stumps trucks leave the country’s reserves.

The study, released in recent days, said that the main causes of this situation is due to four factors related to the “will” of the authorities and of Nicaraguans. One is the lack of coordination between environmental and economic policies, lack of incentives for production. Also by the lack of local governance.

Also affects the reservation is not currently a development opportunity for people and, finally, is the lack of regulation of investors in the area.

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