Brazil’s Amazon rainforest recorded the highest deforestation since more than 15 years, as the most recent information shows, after an increase of 22% from last year.
The space agency of the United States’ monitoring system has revealed that the region has lost more than five hundred square miles of the rainforestroughly what is the area of Connecticut in Connecticut, the U.S. state of Connecticut from August 2020 and the end of July in 2021 in accordance with data released on Thursday. It’s the largest loss since 2006 in which the Brazilian Amazon reduced its area by nearly 8,800 square kilometers.
Prior to the time the day that President Jair Bolsonaro took office, the Brazilian Amazon did not record any annual losses of more than 3000 square miles of forest loss for more than 10 years. Bolsonaro has chipped away Brazil’s environmental protections and slowed the shrinkage of rainforests since being elected president in 2019has come under pressure from the international community to change his course.
A little over one million Indigenous people, and three million species of animals and plants are found in the Amazon according to the environmental organization Greenpeace.
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While Bolsonaro did not participate in the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow His country joined other nations in committing to stop illegal deforestation as well as pledging to reduce methane emission.
The report that was released this week by Brazil’s National Institute for Space’s PRODES (Program to Calculate the Deforestation of Amazonia) is due on October. 27, just four days prior to Glasgow summit. Glasgow summit.
“This can be the actual Brazil which the Bolsonaro government is trying to conceal by making up gimmicks and imposing actions of greenwashing in foreign countries,” Mauricio Voivodic, the executive director of the World Wildlife Fund in Brazil, told the Associated Press in an announcement following the PRODES report was published. “The real-world evidence shows how the Bolsonaro government has accelerated the process towards Amazon destruction.”