Destruction in the Amazon forests is increasing
Foreign News Service
Destruction of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has increased since right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro took office. The total size of permanently deforested land in the Brazilian portion of the Amazon rainforest has seen its highest annual level in the past 10 years. According to a report by Imazon, a Brazil-based research institute that has been tracking deforestation in the Amazon since 2008, on August 19, 10,476 square kilometers of forest was lost in the region between July and August this year.
This number is 57 percent more than the previous period. “Deforestation in the region is out of control,” said Imazon researcher Carlos Souza, calling on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his administration to stop illegal activities such as agriculture, logging and mining.
The non-governmental organization Climate Observatory said that Brazil’s deployment of thousands of soldiers to fight deforestation and fires did not work, and