Brazilian Amazon’s Deforestation Lowers 66% In The Last 6 Years

The deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon finally hit a lower rate, about 66% lower compared to the last 6 years. This was reported officially according to preliminary data released by Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) on Thursday, August 3rd.

There is a very significant fall of rainforest cleared from July 2022 to July 2023. About 500 square kilometers (193 square miles) of rainforest cleared in July 2023. It is 987 square kilometers (381 square miles) lower than the July 2023’s amount of cleared rainforest with 1,487 square kilometers (574 square miles) of rainforest cleared.

This very significant reduction of Brazilian Amazon’s deforestation was known to have happened since Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was appointed as Brazil’s president in January. One of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s missions as a president was to reduce the number of deforestation. And it seems like Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has succeeded in achieving one of his missions through this deforestation reduction.

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Marina Silva, Brazil’s environment minister, confirmed that the Brazilian Amazon’s deforestation reduction also has been achieved through increasingly stringent policies of deforestation acts. One of the stricter policies of deforestation acts is to fine the offender. (Alprazolam)

“It is the end of the expectation of impunity,” Silva said at a news conference. “When you see the increase in operations… this creates a virtuous circle of no longer expecting impunity.”

Silva also explained that Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva takes deforestation more seriously compared to his predecessor (the former president), Jair Bolsonaro. And Silva’s statement is in line with the result of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s work in deducting Brazilian Amazon’s deforestation.

The timing of Brazilian Amazon’s deforestation happened is considered to be fit with Amazon Brazil’s ground that started to turn to a gassy savannah. The scientists stated that the gassy savannah is very concerning, since it contains large amounts of carbon that can on affect global weather patterns and climate crises.

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