Environmental organizations say in a report that this problem is due to the lack of transparency around land use.
Almost all deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is illegal, and President Jair Bolsonaro’s promise to eliminate this scourge is unrealistic due to the lack of transparency around it. of the authorized use of the land in this region, estimated environmental organizations in a report published Monday, May 17.
The report, produced by academics and experts from environmental organizations, including the Brazilian branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), points out that 94% of deforestation in the Amazon and the “Matopiba”, encompassing parts of the states of Maranhao, Tocantins, PiauÃ y BahÃa, is illegal. A situation caused by the inability of the authorities to document, for example, the legal use of the same land by farmers, breeders or loggers, points out the report. “The differentiation between legal and illegal deforestation is a key factor in ensuring that agricultural and forestry production is not subject to environmental crimes”, underlines the text.
Since the start of the Bolsonaro presidency in 2019, a peak of deforestation has been reached: during the twelve months preceding August 2020, deforestation in the Amazon has increased. © by 9.5%, destroying an area larger than that of Jamaica, according to official data. The far-right president is under strong international pressure to restore his government’s image on environmental issues. The food industry in this country, which is one of the largest exporters of soybeans and meat, is worried about the consequences of this pressure.
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Despite Jair Bolsonaro’s pledge to eliminate illegal deforestation by 2030, deemed unrealistic by the report’s writers, a bill easing environmental requirements under agricultural and energy projects has been approved by the Brazilian House of Deputies. This text, which has yet to be approved by the Senate, provides in particular that a simple written promise of compliance with environmental standards will be sufficient to start work on doubling roads or power lines. .
the 05/18/2021 at 04:32
Well, if Lula is in charge, it won’t change, only the media will put her on the mute.