Brazil to Track Iillegal Amazon Wood Exports Using Isotopes: President

Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has surged under the conservative president, who argues for more mining, farming and economic development there and has played down forest fires.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said his government in coming days will name countries that are importing wood illegally extracted from the Amazon.

Addressing a BRICS summit of big developing economies on Monday, November  17th, Bolsonaro said Brazilian police had developed a way of tracking wood exported from the Amazon using isotopes.

Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has surged under the conservative president, who argues for more mining, farming and economic development there and has played down forest fires.

During his remote address to counterparts from China, Russia, India and South Africa, Bolsonaro also criticized broader . . .

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