Some Amazon deforestation is caused by recent policy, but there are also long-term issues.
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We know surprisingly little about the millions of animals, plants and birds that live in the Amazon – here’s how we can understand them better.
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Because Brazil’s economic prosperity in the last two decades is increasingly linked to the Amazon’s good health, restoring the country’s economy is a critical first step toward ending deforestation.
Deforestation and extreme blazes threaten the region’s biodiversity, risk transforming the rainforest into a semi-arid savannah and expose people to zoonoses that could spur new pandemics.
Forest that has been disturbed – but not cleared – by logging or fire can be hard to spot from satellites.
The Bolsonaro government cannot simply allow Brazil’s out-of-control coronavirus pandemic to decimate its Indigenous population, Brazil’s Supreme Court says.