New record for deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon in 12 years
05 December 2020 | 9:00 am
Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon increased by 9.5 percent between August 2019 and July 2020 compared to the exact previous period, which is the second consecutive record in 12 years, according to official preliminary data. of 2020 fires in the Brazilian Amazon
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