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Deforestation in the Amazon continues with increased strength

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest is in the first half of 2020 increased by 25 percent compared with the same period last year.

It shows the official figures, published on Friday, writes the news agency AFP.

Over 3000 square kilometres of rainforest is cleared in the period.

It is the largest area that is cleared in the course of a half year since satellite measurements began in 2015. It informs the brazilian space research institute, Inpe, according to AFP.

Illegal logging, mining and conversion of forest to create space for cattle raising makes the greatest inroads in the rainforest.

In a comment to the development said Brazil's vice president, Hamilton Mourao, that the government began its efforts to combat the environmental destruction too late.

Therefore the deforestation is likely to continue unabated in the rest of 2020, says the vice-president, according to news agency Reuters.

He refers to the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, in may deployed the military to combat the felling of trees in the Amazon and fires.

- the fight against deforestation should have been begun in december, says the vice-president.

in 2019 In Bolsonaros first year as president, increased the deforestation in the Amazon basin with 85 percent.

Here was that in the course of the 12 months cleared 10.123 square kilometres of forest, which is equivalent to around a quarter of Denmark's land.

Deforestation boosted in the debate on climate change, and condemnation of Bolsonaro from scientists and government leaders spread like a wildfire all over the world.

the Vice president Hamilton Mourao assures that the government of Brazil will continue its efforts to combat deforestation.

the Amazon rainforest, of which 2.1 million square kilometers is protected, is a treasure trove for biodiversity. Thus a quarter of all Earth's species here.

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