The World's Worst Deforestation Hot Spot
Scientists estimate that if no immediate action is taken, at least half of the total Gran Chaco area which extends to parts of Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay could be gone by 2028.
From 1985 to 2016 the Gran Chaco suffered a loss of 14.2 million hectares (the size of England). According to the National Forestry Institute (INFONA), in 2018 alone, 255,000 hectares of Chaco forest were deforested. One bulldozer alone is able to deforest 1 hectare in a matter of two hours. They usually work in groups of ten, resulting in the disappearance of 120 hectares per day.