From the depths of Gran Chuck, a dry rainforest in Argentina, one and a half times larger than California, an alarm bell is ringing for the world’s forests. We have lost more than a fifth of this incredibly biodiversity region since 1985. And it is just one of many valuable carbon-containing ecosystems lost through relentless deforestation.

Six months ago in Glasgow, world leaders at Cop26 promised to end and reverse deforestation by 2030. While destruction continues rapidly in Brazil and the Democratic Republic of Congo, other countries, such as Indonesia, are giving glimpses of hope.

Madeleine Finley talks to biodiversity reporter Patrick Greenfield about what his trip to Gran Chuck showed him, what is at stake around the world and what it takes to change the situation.

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