Illegal Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon Leads to Thousands of Fires

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Published on September 2, 2022 - Duration: 01:30s

Illegal Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon Leads to Thousands of Fires

Illegal Deforestation in, Brazilian Amazon , Leads to Thousands of Fires.

Al Jazeera reports that Brazil's Amazon rainforest is suffering from a surge in illegal deforestation which has led to more fires than at any point in the last five years.

Al Jazeera reports that Brazil's Amazon rainforest is suffering from a surge in illegal deforestation which has led to more fires than at any point in the last five years.

Brazil's national space institute said that satellites have detected over 33,000 fires burning in the Amazon.

The news comes as the rainforest enters into its peak fire season, a time which often correlates with increased deforestation activity.

The news comes as the rainforest enters into its peak fire season, a time which often correlates with increased deforestation activity.

The deforestation rate is very high.

That means there are many fallen trees ready to burn.

The fire season will be even more intense in September, Ane Alencar, Coordinator of the Mapbiomas Fire project, via The Associated Press.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has faced international criticism for his failure to halt illegal deforestation and alleged support for such activities.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has faced international criticism for his failure to halt illegal deforestation and alleged support for such activities.

According to a report by the Igarape Institute, a Brazilian think-tank, authorities have done little to curb deforestation in the Amazon.

According to a report by the Igarape Institute, a Brazilian think-tank, authorities have done little to curb deforestation in the Amazon.

The current fires in the rainforest have created clouds of acrid smoke that have hung over nearby cities like Manaus, the largest city in the region, for weeks.

Al Jazeera reports that half of Brazil's carbon pollution is the result of land conversion.

Al Jazeera reports that half of Brazil's carbon pollution is the result of land conversion.

At the COP26 climate summit, Bolsonaro's government promised to end illegal deforestation by 2028.

However, since taking office, forest loss in the Amazon has increased to a 15-year high.

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However, since taking office, forest loss in the Amazon has increased to a 15-year high.


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