Typically, countries start in poverty with their land covered in trees. As they clear it for farms or fuel, they get richer—until alarm bells ring and they attempt to recover their losses.
COP26: Nearly 500 million trees cut down in the Brazilian Amazon in 2021
November 5, 2021
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.
Deforestation grows in electoral years in Brazil and other tropical countries
January 24, 2022
An analysis of 55 countries between 2001 and 2018 reveals that Brazil is one of the tropical countries that lost the most forests in electoral years. Experts point out that political disputes are expected to increase deforestation in the Amazon in 2022.
Deforestation in the Amazon: past, present and future
March 21, 2023
According to a new study from RAISG, in just five years, the Amazon could lose almost half of what it lost in the past two decades.