Deforestation in the Amazon has reached a new record in 2022. According to a report by the Amazon Human and Environment Institute published on Wednesday 18, the vegetation cover of the forest has decreased by 10,573 km², the equivalent of nearly 3,000 plots of land. of football.
According to satellite monitoring, 2022 saw the highest level since 2008, when the Amazon started looking more closely. In the last 4 years, according to this report, the loss of forest in the Amazon region has been 35,193 km². The area exceeds that of the Brazilian states of Sergipe (21,000 km²) and Alagoas (27,000 km²).
The period listed falls under the tenure of former President Bolsonaro, who discredited deforestation data. The government of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has promised to prioritize the issue.