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.
Acai production has skyrocketed, increasing 40% since 2015. Authorities and experts are concerned about rising demand and want to ensure that crops are grown sustainably.
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.
The Federal Prosecutor’s Office wants harsher penalties for a gang that killed big cats in the state of Acre. No one has been arrested. In the Amazon, human action kills or displaces about 350 jaguars every year.
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.
Estimates indicate greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity sector will grow by 33% if amendments included in the omnibus bill, known as “tortoises”,are approved along with the privatization of the company, which is responsible for almost a third of energy produced in the country.
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.
The regional herd has grown by almost 1000% since the 1970s and today represents over 40% of the total national amount. Brazil signed a commitment to reduce 30% of its greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the decade and will have to review its cattle husbandry practice in forest areas.