Slash-and-burn agriculture can increase forest biodiversity, new study in Belize finds. This contradicts what had long been the standard view in the past, promoted by the United Nations and others, identifying slash-and-burn as a major cause of deforestation around the world.

Slash-and-burn agriculture can increase forest biodiversity, new study in Belize finds. This contradicts what had long been the standard view in the past, promoted by the United Nations and others, identifying slash-and-burn as a major cause of deforestation around the world.