Amazon Mining Breaks Deforestation Records as it Moves into Conservation Areas

Specifically, with respect to the so-called Conservation Units, deforestation by mining grew by 80.62% in the first quarter of 2020, compared to the same period last year, Greenpeace points out.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mining has deforested 405.36 km² of the Legal Amazon over the past five years, according to data from the Real-Time Deforestation Detection System (DETER), of the Space Research Institute (INPE). The felled area is equivalent to approximately 40,500 soccer fields. Throughout 2019 and 2020, deforestation from mining activity set records and moved into Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?