Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon set a new quarterly record in the three months of 2022 compared to a year earlier, data showed on Friday.
Satellite images showed the destruction of 941 square kilometers (363 square miles) of rain forest – the highest number in a quarter since the start of Brazil’s Deter monitoring program in 2015.
This is a place like much of Dallas.
For the month of March, deforestation slowed by 15 percent per year to 312 km2, according to data from the Brazilian space agency INPE.
But this followed two months of high history under northern President Jair Bolsonaro, who demanded the removal of the Amazonian lands barred from trade and mining.
Since its entry into office in 2019, the average number of deforestation on the Amazon has risen more than 75 percent from a year ago, a key asset in the race to prevent change. To the sky.
The destruction of agriculture and land grabbing is being driven largely by Brazil’s agricultural power, the world’s largest consumer of beef and soy.
The land is about 60 percent of the Amazon rainforest.
“Obviously, we have seen in recent years a reversal in environmental policy and seen the impact with deforestation records for the first quarter of 2022 to previous years,” Greenpeace Brazil said. Cristiane Mazzetti in a speech.
Recent figures show that Brazil is set to record a new deforestation record by 2022.
Record the end of the forest in the Brazilian Amazon in February
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