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Largely Ignored, High Forest Cover and Low Deforestation Nations and Supporters Meet in Paramaribo

Representatives from a small group of nations providing absolutely essential, increasingly scarce ecosystems services met in Paramaribo, Suriname Feb. 12-15. Swimming against the rising tide of tech-driven industrialization and globalization, deforestation, and a Sixth Great Extinction, the efforts of High Forest Cover and Low Deforestation (HFLD) countries go largely unacknowledged and little valued. Identifying and elaborating ways to increase international…

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