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Brazil Orders 120 Days Ban on Fires

  • Brazil tries to persuade the U.S. to strike a millionaire deal to tackle deforestation, although the U.S. has said it wants to see results first.

    Brazil tries to persuade the U.S. to strike a millionaire deal to tackle deforestation, although the U.S. has said it wants to see results first. | Photo: Twitter/ @Reuters

Published 29 June 2021
Opinion

Last year deforestation in the Amazon rainforest was the highest in the last 12 years, and this has increased by 25 percent in the first half of 2021.

Brazil ordered on Tuesday a 120 days ban on unauthorized outdoor fires for agricultural purposes; the measure aims to reduce deforestation ahead of the national burning season.

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The move is not unprecedented, as the far-right president issued a similar decree for 60 days back in 2019. However, the decision comes as Brazil tries to persuade the U.S. to strike a millionaire deal to tackle deforestation, although the U.S. has said it wants to see results first.

"The ruralist desert or the Wawi Indigenous Land, protected 500 kisêdjês and tapayunas, in Mato Grosso. The future is decided this Wednesday in the Supreme Court that votes the Temporary Framework, the thesis of agribusiness to invalidate boundaries of indigenous lands."

Last year deforestation in the Amazon rainforest was the highest in the last 12 years and this has increased by 25 percent in the first half of 2021. This, as former Environment Minister  Ricardo Salles, resigned over corruption accusations.

Bolsonaro also deployed the military to 26 municipalities reinforcing the decree, but these measures have proven inefficient in the past, according to several environmental organizations.

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