RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In just over three months, from August 1st to November 13th, selective logging in the Amazon - when only a few trees are harvested for timber exploitation purposes - has affected an area of 2,133 km2, 35 percent more than the total extraction over the previous 12 months (August 2018 to July 2019, when there was a 1,573 km2 loss), according to O Estado de S. Paulo.
This is reported by the DETER, a rapid satellite detection system from the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), a body under the Ministry of Science and Technology.
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