Amazon rainforests – GBRI
 

Since far-right President Jair Bolsonaro took office in Brazil, the country has witnessed alarming rises in monthly Amazon deforestation rates. This has prompted Germany to suspend funding worth $39.5 million to Brazil aimed at supporting wide range of environmental and conservation projects in the nation. “The policy of the Brazilian government in the Amazon raises doubts as […]

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Under Brazil’s new far right President Jair Bolsonaro, deforestation of the Amazon rainforest has begun at an alarming rate. It is being reported that every single minute, an area the size of three football fields is being cut. This could spell disaster for the planet as the rainforest absorbs large amounts of atmospheric carbon, thereby […]

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Much to the chagrin of environmentalists, Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro has done exactly what was expected of him. Mere a few hours after taking office, Bolsonaro transferred the responsibility for regulating and creating new indigenous reserves to the agriculture ministry – which has close ties to the powerful agribusiness lobby. The move sparked outcry from indigenous leaders, […]

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