Moscow/UNI/SPUTNIK: The deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon during the first six months of 2021 has reached its highest peak in the last five years, the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) that belongs to the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovations announced.
Brasilia/Xinhua: Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon increased 34.5 percent between August 2019 and July 2020 compared to the same period the previous year, with a total of 9,205 square km of forest destroyed, sources said on Saturday.
Rio De Janeiro, Aug 27 (Xinhua/UNI) In view of the ongoing devastating wildfires in Amazon rainforest, Brazilian Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said Monday the government will try to discourage the practice of using fire to clear land for crops and cattle.
Sao Paolo, Aug 24 (IBNS): Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has directed the country's armed forces to tackle the forest fires which is burning Amazon, media reports said.
Paris, Aug 23 (IBNS): The wildfires raging in the Amazon forest for the past three weeks have caught the attention of global political leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron, who called the incident as an 'international crisis'.