Data source: https://rainforests.mongabay.com/amazon/deforestation_calculations.html
Percentage of Rain forest lost since 1970 = 20%
Amount of destruction per year.
In 2017 another 6,624 square km were destroyed. That's an improvement on the high of 29,000 sq km in 1995. However 6,624 sq km is still eight times the size of New York city.