In just 15 years another 86 species have come to be at risk of vanishing from the island nation.
Two decades of growth in the global market for soya has already led to large-scale deforestation in the Amazon.
Joint measures have substantially improved the chances of saving the critically endangered primates from extinction.
Last year trees captured a total of 37.1 billion tons of CO2, or around 30% of the annual carbon emissions.
Virunga’s park rangers often encounter armed rebel and illegal wildlife traffickers as they guard conservation areas.
The analysis revealed a pattern: chimpanzees had reduced behavioral diversity at sites with high impact.