Despite Military Presence, Amazon Deforestation in June Is Highest in Five Years

The data increase pressure on the government at a time of intense demands from foreign investors for more effective measures against forest destruction.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon grew for the 14th consecutive month in June, according to preliminary data published on Friday by the National Space Research Institute (INPE), increasing pressure on the government of Jair Bolsonaro at a time when foreign investors and entrepreneurs are demanding more effective measures against the destruction of the forest.

Despite military action in the region since May to prevent fires and to try to . . .

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