Brazil | The largest rainforest loss in the Amazon in 15 years in Brazil

In Brazil Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has accelerated.

Between August 2020 and July 2021, almost 22 percent of the rainforest was destroyed, more than a fifth more than in the corresponding period of the previous year.

The Brazilian National Space Research Institute (INPE) estimates that more than 13,000 square kilometers of forest disappeared from the Brazilian Amazon each year.

Deforestation has been the largest since 15 years ago, when more than 14,000 square kilometers of forest area were lost during the 2005-2006 measurement period.

The deforestation of the Amazon has been accelerated by the current president of Brazil Jair Bolsonaron season. This is the third time in a row that deforestation has accelerated during his presidency. According to the opposition, deforestation is caused by the president’s incentive for mining and agriculture.

Minister of the Environment of the country Joaquim Leite has acknowledged that the readings are a “challenge” and has vowed to act more effectively against environmental crime. However, he has also argued that the readings do not give a true picture of the situation in recent months.

Admittedly, the INPE says October was the worst in measurement history: the institute was registering deforestation in an area more than half the size of the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Terrestrial the government has said it will fight illegal logging by sending more troops to the areas.

Brazil was one of the countries that signed an agreement to end deforestation by 2030 at COP26 this month. Bolsonaro has promised to end illegal logging in Brazil by 2028.

About 60 percent of the Amazon rainforest is located in Brazil.

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