The Wall Street Journal: Aerial images of deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest
8 July 2014 at 22:30 (Updated on 14 September 2020 at 11:47)
Mr. Baleia has sought to dismantle the idyllic, exotic image of the Amazon, where ”nature was untouched and people were living in harmony,” replacing it with graphic, aerial images of an eroded paradise.
In the municipality of Altamira, Pará, almost 6,500 hectares of public forests were cut down in 2020. One of the people responsible deforested 60% of this area and did not stop even after being fined by Ibama.
Forestry dashboard presented at COP26 shows that 9 million trees were cut down since the beginning of the summit. The forest's destruction interferes with the rainfall regime and increases greenhouse gas emissions.