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Deforestation in Brazil Amazon declines by 30% in February

The figure is still lower than the monthly average of 173 sq km for the last nine years.

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Deforestation in Brazil Amazon declines by 30% in February

SAO PAULO, 9 March: Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest fell by 30 percent in February of this year compared to last year.

This is because the government of Brazilian President Luiz Enácio Lula da Silva promised to end all forms of illegal deforestation by 2030.

According to the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) report, 226 square kilometers of rainforest was cleared last month, 106 kilmters less than the previous year.

But this figure is still lower than the monthly average of 173 sq km for the last nine years.

The report comes months after extreme wildfires in the northern state of Roraima in Brazil, threatening Indigenous communities in the crisis-wracked Yanomami territory.

WWF Brazil Strategy Director Mariano Napolitano says that we have to scrutinize the February data from the jury very carefully, but the trend is still the same as last year because deforestation in the Carado has increased along with the decrease in Amazon’s deforestation.

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