Rio Branco

88% of Acre remains forested, with most of the state covered by dense tropical forests.

Approximately 30% of the world's tropical forests are found in Brazil.

Between 1995 and 2005, the state lost an average of 600 square kilometres of forest every year.

Over 40% of the Acre population live in poverty, while around 15% cannot read or write.

Around 12% of Acre’s rainforest has already been lost to deforestation.

Within the Amazon rainforest, an area the size of three football pitches is destroyed every minute.

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