RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Jair Bolsonaro's government is considering reissuing the decree promulgated by his predecessor Michel Temer, that sought to extinguish the National Reserve of Copper and Associates (RENCA), a preserved forest of 46,450 square kilometers located in the states of Pará and Amapá, in northern Brazil.

The goal is to allow the mineral exploration of a part of this area, which is equivalent to half the size of Portugal.

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