Forestry and uncontrolled fires destroyed 1.5 million football fields of Russian strictly protected boreal forests just in 20 years

A new study clarifies uncertainties surrounding strictly protected areas in Russia and shows that logging and wildfires are the drivers of deforestation even where they should not happen Although forest degradation, logging, and wildfires are well-known major threats for tropical forests, they also affect boreal forests and significantly contribute to global greenhouse gases emission. In…