Emma Murphy | US Correspondent

Since 1970, populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians plummeted by an average of 69 percent. ITV News US Correspondent Emma Murphy reports

Flying over the Amazon you go for hours seeing only pristine forest and, at times, can wonder just how serious its challenges are.

And then you hit the areas that are being the most assaulted. Where economic gains are made from environmental loss.

The money will be made, the money will be spent and the financial churn will continue. It’s not the same for the forest.

Some parts will recover but others won’t and environmentalists believe we are close to a point of no return.


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