Jul 7, 2023
Amazon deforestation down by a third in 2023, says Brazilian government
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon fell by 33.6% in the first six months of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's term compared with the same period in 2022, the government says. The past few years have seen an alarming rise in deforestation. The Amazon rainforest is a crucial buffer in the global fight against climate change. "We have reached a steady downward trend in deforestation of the Amazon," Environment Minister Marina Silva told reporters. The Amazon is the largest rainforest in the world, and 60% of it is in Brazil.
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