Studies show how corruption occurs in the forest, from land grabbing and land theft, and how it is considered a good deal because of impunity. In the case of the gold trade, the law itself favors laundering.
Studies by Fiocruz show that 60% of the indigenous people of the Sawré Muybu Indigenous Land have this toxic metal in their bodies above the limit tolerated by the WHO. Mining in indigenous lands has grown by almost 500% in a decade.
Prodes data are ready since October 27 but were only released this Wednesday. This rate is almost 22% higher than 2020, a record year. Amazonas jumps to second place in state-wide rankings.
The country’s commitments to the United Nations do not take the increase in climate pollution caused by the destruction of the forest into account. Brazil broke a new deforestation record during COP26.
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.
The country abandoned the agreement signed in 2015 last year but has now committed itself again to similar goals for cutting emissions and protecting forests. Experts believe that the agreement is good news, but they view Brazil’s position with skepticism.
A study reveals that activities such as mining, deforestation and agriculture have altered the ecosystems and biodiversity of the waters of 149 major rivers throughout the world, putting entire populations at risk.
Contrary to the issues debated at COP26, both houses of Congress are discussing bills that increase deforestation, give amnesty to public land grabbers and weaken the protection of indigenous peoples’ rights.
Proposals allow for deforestation and construction projects in river and stream courses to irrigate crops and sustain farm animals. These changes can lead to an increase in the already historic drought plaguing the country.
Analysis by Raisg and MapBiomas shows forest loss equivalent to Chile’s entire land area. Pará deforested twice as much as all other Amazonian countries combined. Mining was the fastest-growing activity since 1985.