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Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon drops to 22.3 percent

Brasilia, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Deforestation rate in Brazil´s Amazon scaled down 22.3% from August 2022 to July 2023, the lowest figure in a 12-month term since 2019, according to official data.

The National Institute for Space Research unfolded that about 9,001 square kilometer of the Amazonian forest was deforested at that stage.

Such statistics were supported by the Real-Time Deforestation Detection System (DETER) which produces daily signals of alteration in forest cover for areas larger than three hectares (0.03 square kilometers).

Indications occur for totally deforested areas as well as for those in the process of wild degradation (logging, mining, burning and others).

DETER is not the official deforestation data, but an alert on where the problem is occurring.

The devastation in the Amazon increased under the government of former President Jair Bolsonaro (2019-2022).