Amazonia: record October for deforestation


In Brazil, deforestation in the Amazon wiped out 904km2 of vegetation in October. The official data released a few days ago and collected by the National Institute for Space Research (Inpe) via the Deter satellite system showed a 3% increase in the deforested area.

In just 10 months, 9494 km 2 of vegetation have been eliminated, breaking the record for the whole of 2021 with 9178 km 2 . According to the Brazilian section of the WWF , deforestation and fires have exploded following the results of the presidential elections which led to the victory of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvia , who has always been committed to the fight against this phenomenon.

Under Bolsonaro’s presidency, the average annual deforestation has increased by 75% compared to the previous decade and, according to André Freitas of Greenpeace , the former president’s environmental policy will still cause damage for some time and changing the situation will be a major challenge .

The new government will have a lot of work to do to get the country back on track, to end the perception that the Amazon is a lawless land.

Raul do Valle of the WWF

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