RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Deforestation in the Amazon once again increased in May, completing 13 consecutive months of growth over the same months last year, according to data from the INPE (Space Research Institute).

In May, the destruction in the biome grew 12 percent compared to 2019, and reached its highest rate for the month ever recorded in the recent DETER historical series, the INPE program, whose data supports inspection activities.

In May, the areas under alert totaled 829 km². Pará accounts for 344 km², followed by Amazonas, with 182 km², and Mato Grosso, with 177 km². Compared to the . . .

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