Brazil deforestation exceeds 88% in June under Bolsonaro

July 10, 2019 EcoVadis ‏‏‎


Deforestation in Brazil's portion of the Amazon rainforest soared more than 88% in June compared with the same month a year ago, the second consecutive month of rising forest destruction under new President Jair Bolsonaro, who has called for development of the region. According to data from Brazil's space research agency, deforestation in the world's largest tropical rainforest totaled 920 square km (355 square miles).



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