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Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon Hit Record High for Month of February in 2023

HeadlineMar 14, 2023

Brazil’s national space agency warns in a new report that deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon hit a new record high for the month of February last month. About 124 square miles of rainforest cover was destroyed, despite efforts by newly inaugurated President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to reverse rampant deforestation that was encouraged by his predecessor, Jair Bolsonaro. This is Romulo Batista with Greenpeace Brazil.

Romulo Batista: “We just left behind a government that supported deforestation and completely abandoned actions to control it. … As long as the enforcement and control do not reach the entire region, illegal deforestations may exploit that to ramp up the deforestation.”

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