A study by PUC-Rio shows that the application of public funds in the rainforest has been distorted and currently benefits mostly large-scale industrial farming.
Official report identifies dredges and boats supporting the crimes at the Juami-Japurá Ecological Station, in the state of Amazonas. Impacts on the integral protection area have been growing since 2019.
The measure can expand forest losses by at least 100,000 km² in the state, according to an analysis by the Forest Code Observatory, and harm socio-environmental and economic agendas throughout the country.
Deter’s alerts recorded the largest deforestation in the forest since 2016. The destruction was concentrated in the states of Mato Grosso, Roraima, and Pará and advanced on areas in southern Amazonas and in the region around the BR-319 highway. Deforestation is fueled by a lack of oversight and is expected to grow this year.
The INPE programs are vital to keep the forest standing. While Prodes generates annual deforestation rates, Deter makes daily alerts to improve monitoring against tree cutting and fires.
Institutions heard by InfoAmazonia and PlenaMata list the bills that pose the biggest threat to the forest and its peoples. Containing the threats depends on popular pressure and organized opposition to Bolsonaro.
Research shows that forest clearing reduced water flow and power generation in hydroelectric plants in the Center-West and Southeast of the country. Despite the environmental and electricity bill impacts, the government wants new power plants and dams on the Tapajós River.
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.
Blocks such as the European Union should expand restrictions on purchases associated with deforestation and other impacts in tropical countries.
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.