Destruction of forests in developing world ‘out of control’

Progress in forest management in the developed world is being overwhelmed by accelerating deforestation in the global south, the Independent reported a United Nations study as saying.
Many countries in Europe and North America have been able to reverse centuries of deforestation and even increase their forest cover, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
But the global picture is blighted by uncontrolled felling in poorer countries – home to the majority of the world’s forests.