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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Deforestation of the Amazon in protected areas (federal and state conservation units) and in indigenous lands, where logging is forbidden by law, was higher than the average recorded in the entire biome last year.

If only the federal UCs (federal conservation units) were to be considered, inspected by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), a body linked to the Ministry of the Environment, logging increased 84 . . .

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