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Are these commercial plantations? And what is the biodiversity in the forests?

This is including crops:

> Another 32% there – and 82% of the greening seen in India – comes from intensive cultivation of food crops.

And there isn't enough biodiversity to balance damage done elsewhere:

> The researchers point out that the gain in greenness seen around the world and dominated by India and China does not offset the damage from loss of natural vegetation in tropical regions, such as Brazil and Indonesia. The consequences for sustainability and biodiversity in those ecosystems remain.


The Wikipedia article about the green great wall[0], has some interesting information about that. I was blown away when I first found out about it.

[0] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-North_Shelter_Forest_Pro...

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