August 7, 2020

1,600 km2 of Brazilian Amazon deforested in July

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – More than 1,600 square kilometers of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest were cleared in July, a significant reduction on the record 2019 numbers — though the total area deforested this year remains higher than 2019, according to official data published on Friday.The monthly figure was an increase on the 1,000 km2 of deforestation in June — but a decrease on the 2,250 km2 lost in July 2019.However, the 4,730 km2 of deforestation in the world’s largest tropical rainforest from January 1 to July 31 was slightly above the same period in 2019, 4,700 km2, the national space institut…

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