About 7,900 square miles area of The Amazon rainforest or evergreen forest (also known in English as Amazonia, Amazon Forest or the Amazon Jungle) which is at least 5 times bigger than the London city, has been damaged in August 1, 2017 to July 2018. It is the highest among the last decade. Brazil’s Environment Minister Edson Duarte has said that illegal cutting of trees’ is the main reason of this loss.
Due to some policy of the country’s newly elected President Jair Bolsonaro, the reduction of forests has reached a worrisome state. During the election in 2018, Mr. Bolsonaro promises to reduce the penalty for forest damage. Along with that he also bounds the power of environmentalist organizations.
On behalf of the President, His assistant announced that “Ministry of Agriculture and Forests will be integrated”. Analysts think that, these compact forest areas are endangered for these reasons.
According to recent official information, The woodland of Mato Grosso and Pará state of Brazil Face highest amount destruction. And this reduction rate is 13.7 percent more than last year. Mato Grosso is the largest crop producing area in Brazil. According to critics, that’s why the rainforests of this region are being more damaged.