Brazil loses 24 trees per second in 2020 as deforestation alerts explode – report

The data are part of an agency report released Friday, which shows that the number of deforestation alerts exploded in 2020.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Expert report points out that satellite warnings of tree fellings increased 30% in 2020; however, IBAMA has inspected virtually none of them.

IBAMA, the Brazilian environmental enforcement agency, has failed to attend to virtually all deforestation alerts by satellites monitoring Brazilian forest areas in recent years, according to data from the MapBiomas Project, a collaborative network of experts in the country, which analyzes these alerts and monitors deforestation, on the rise in Brazil, it points out.

Between mid-2018 and early 2021, only 5% of the deforested area had some degree of intervention from IBAMA (fines . . .

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