According to the latest data from the World Bank, the top ten countries with the highest rates of deforestation (in terms of annual forest area change) are:
- Democratic Republic of Congo
Deforestation is a major environmental issue with a range of impacts, including loss of biodiversity, soil erosion, and climate change. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including agriculture, logging, mining, and urbanization. Some of these countries have taken steps to address deforestation, such as implementing conservation programs and promoting sustainable forest management, but much work remains to be done to address this pressing environmental issue.
World Top Ten – Geography Maps