Is time running out for the planets most iconic rainforest ecosystem?

By Amalyah Hart
March 15 2022 - 4:00am
Around three-quarters of the Amazon rainforest shows signs of weakening resilience - the forest's ability to withstand disturbances. Picture: Shutterstock.

The Amazon rainforest may be swiftly approaching a point of no return, according to new international research. The study, which looked at remotely sensed vegetation data from the past 30 years, found signs of loss of resilience across over 75 per cent of the mega-forest's area since the early 2000s.



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