The planet has just 2 giant forests left

March 24, 2015 3:52 PM

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The planet has just 2 giant forests left

To see the Earth's ecology forest for its trees, first we have to acknowledge there aren't many large, intact forests around. In fact, according to a new study published in Science Advances, there are only two such continuous forests left: in South America and Africa, Christian Science Monitor reports.

"There are really only two big patches of intact forest left on Earth—the Amazon and the Congo—and they shine out like eyes from the center of the map," study leader Nick Haddad tells the New Yorker.

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