The Indo-Burma forest is almost completely gone. Only 5% remains intact, despite the area being a very important habitat for wildlife. Some of the biggest freshwater fish in the world live in the rivers that run through the forest, but damming has ruined many habitats.
The dams also cause water to rise, preventing local birds from nesting on sandbars and beaches. Entire swamps have been turned into rice paddies, making it impossible for many animals to find a home.
When forests disappear, it’s everyone’s concern. More and more areas of the world are being turned into plantations, farms and industrial sites, taking over irreplaceable habitats.