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1

Annual rainfall of TRF

2000mm

2

Average temperature of TRF

27C

3

How much of the rainforest is cut down every year?

1 million ha (highest rate globally)

4

How much of Indonesia was a rainforest in the 1960s?

80%

5

How much of Indonesia is a rainforest today?

50%

6

How much of the rainforest is peatland and why is this a problem?

30% - it's highly flammable therefore can lead to uncontrollable fires in the event of a wildfire and cause high levels of carbon release.