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Amazon Forest: Earth’s ‘lungs’ in disaster

November 27, 2018
Amazon Forest

The Rainforest of Amazon River’s Basin has been uprooted on the highest rate in the last decade. It has been revealed in a recent report.

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.

forest damage

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.

forest damage

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.

Mr. Duarte think, “the rises of an organized clique who are cutting trees illegally is responsible for this. The country should avoid environmental limit violations and having a sustainable solution to sustain biological diversity”.