The president promised to end deforestation in the Amazon by 2030 when he was sworn in. In less than a year, the Brazilian President Lula da Silva has gone a long way towards that goal. Statistics show that deforestation in the Amazon has halved in a year.
According to the British media BBC, the deforestation in 2023 has halved compared to the previous year. Brazil’s environment ministry says deforestation is the lowest in five years.
However, the area that has been deforested is 6 times the size of New York City.
Brazil’s National Space Agency INPI says 5,153 square kilometers of Amazon forest will be cleared in 2023. The amount of deforestation in 2022 was 10 thousand 278. Deforestation in the Amazon reached a 12-year high under former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
The largest rainforest in the world is the Amazon. 60% of this Amazon area is in Brazil. Brazil has the most deforestation.
This time, after the decrease in deforestation, the Ministry of Environment of the country said through a post on X that the first step to reduce deforestation has been taken. It has already been implemented.