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Deforestation in Amazônia Increased 51 Percent From January to March (Portuguese)

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Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. Image by Shutterstock. Brazil, 2019.
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Recently, Brazil and rest of the world saw how the use of fires and illegal deforestation has...

Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. Image by Shutterstock. Brazil, 2019.
Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. Image by Shutterstock. Brazil, 2019.

Deforestation rates in the Amazon were 51 percent higher for the months January to March compared to the same period last year. The data comes from INPE, which shows that not even the novel coronavirus pandemic can inhibit deforestation. In March alone, deforestation activities increased by 30 percent. This is the first episode of the series, "Deforestation in the Amazon: Causes, Impacts, and Solutions," a partnership between CBN Amazônia Belém and the Rainforest Journalism Fund with the Pulitzer Center.

A comparação foi feita com o mesmo período do ano passado. Os dados são do Inpe, que demonstram que nem a pandemia do novo coronavírus foi capaz de inibir a ação dos desmatadores. Só em março, a prática aumentou em 30%. Ouça o primeiro episódio da série 'Desmatamento na Amazônia: causas, reflexos e soluções', uma parceria da CBN Amazônia Belém com a Rainforest Journalism Fund e o Pulitzer Center.

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