Brazil Is Attempting To Count Every Tree In The Amazon


The National Forest Inventory is a project to find out exactly what’s in the Amazon so we can better protect it.

Counting the trees in the Amazon may seem an impossible task. But Brazil has embarked on one of the world’s most extensive forest surveys turning the Amazon’s trillions of trees into data points that will ultimately help conserve them.

Home to about 60 percent of the Amazon’s rainforest, Brazil plans to gain “a broad panorama of the quality and the conditions in the forest cover” through its new National Forest Inventory, said Brazilian Forestry Minister Antonio Carlos Hummel according to the AFP. “We are going to come to know the rainforest from within.”

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