TAIPEI – Greenpeace, the international environmental organization released in Beijing yesterday the satellite images of global virgin forests. The images show that virgin forests in China cover approximately 55,448 square kilometers, which is only about two percent of China's total area of forests.
NEN News (news.nen.com.cn) quoted Greenpeace, stating that Russia used the most advanced satellite remote sensing equipment and found that at present large-scale virgin forests only account for less than ten percent of the land on earth, and they are rapidly vanishing.
At present, a forest about the size of a soccer field vanishes from the earth in every two seconds.
Due to excessive destruction resulting from China's large-scale deforestation in the past, few large-scale virgin forests are left, said Liu Bing, director of the Greenpeace Forest Protection Project.
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