Brazil's Amazon: Deforestation 'surges to 12-year high'
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon skyrockets to 12-year high under Bolsonaro
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest surged to a 12-year high in 2020, official government data showed on Monday, with destruction soaring since President Jair Bolsonaro took office and weakened environmental enforcement.
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon skyrockets to 12
While environmentalists blamed the government for the rise, federal officials hailed the figures as a sign of progress in fighting deforestation, as the increase was far lower than the 34% increase recorded in 2019