There are other countries that have caused deforestation, other than Brazil. The second largest contributor is Indonesia. Indonesia has caused less than half the amount Brazil has. Even though Indonesia doesn’t have as big of an effect it is still causing a lot. Indonesia has caused almost 1.5 million hectares of deforestation alone.
The next few largest countries caused significantly less than Brazil and Indonesia but are still a problem. The next couple biggest are the Russian Federation, Mexico, and New Guinea. Russia has 532,200 hectares. Mexico has 395,000 hectares. New Guinea sits at 250200. A hectare is about the same size as an 11-man American football field.
These countries have caused the most deforestation in different areas around the world. I think Brazil is has caused so much more purely because they have the world’s largest rainforest in their borders. Brazil is cutting down so much because of pressure from agricultural sources. That and they are getting pressure from ranching distracts for more land. Even though Russia’s, Mexico’s, and New Guinea’s numbers aren’t nearly as big there still all of 250,000 football fields.
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