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The rate of deforestation in the Amazon has slowed by nearly 50 percent (but there's a hidden cost)

After Brazil's destructive Bolsonaro administration, the world looked forward to new leadership that promised to protect the Amazon. But now, one year into the new president's term, the state of Brazil's ecosystems is more of a mixed bag rather than a flyaway success. . 🌎 The Good: Deforestation of the Amazon in decline Brazil's new president, Lula da Silva, is well on his way to ending deforestation in the Amazon. After just one year, the rate of deforestation has slowed by roughly 50%, a deforestation rate not seen since 2018! And in indigenous territories, that number was even higher at 73%! . 🌎 The Bad: Other areas can't be overlooked Of course, protections for trees today are important, but the big picture can't be ignored. A paved highway may soon make its way through the western Amazon - a small threat to the trees there now, but a major threat in the long term. Backed by construction and agriculture lobbies, experts worry that the highway could pave the way (literally) for illegal logging, mining, and habitat degradation. Even to the south of the Amazon, agriculture operations in the Cerrado devastated the area at its worst rate since 2016. . 🌎 The Verdict: Progress with a side of greenwashing Slowing the rate of deforestation is necessary, but it can't happen at the expense of another environment. The global stage is currently focused on deforestation, but conservation is much more complicated than simply "trees". Even for the Amazon rainforest, no ecosystem can thrive on its own - each has a part to play in the natural world. . . Read more about the state of the Amazon:
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/jan/25/optimism-dries-up-amazon-lula-drifts-climate-priorities-brazil

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    • George Kariuki

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      Brazil and Lula can do better.

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    • Rotich Kim

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      This shade light but we need more solution to ensure this deforestation come to an end

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      • Petter Körnemark

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        I didn’t know of this before, thanks for sharing such important news

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        • Pixel Planet Today

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          @petter absolutely! At the beginning of the year, we heard some conflicting statistics about the future of the Amazon - figured it was a good idea to create a high-level look 🌎

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          • Petter Körnemark

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            @pixelplanettoday many thanks. Btw, love your pixel artwork which I’ve followed for a long time.

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          • Joseph Githinji

            11 w

            This is alarming, President Lula must create better strategies to stop deforestation amd developments that tampers with the Amazon forest, protecting this ecosystem is paramount.

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            • walter lungayi

              11 w

              This is a positive development, but it's important to consider the hidden cost and long-term impact of deforestation in the Amazon. Investigations to be done to eliminate deforestation for good.

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              • Gorffly mokua

                11 w

                It's clear that there's still a lot of work to be done to protect this important ecosystem, especially in light of the previous Bolsonaro administration's destructive policies.

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                • Jane Wangui

                  11 w

                  @gorffly_mokua Deforestation has destroyed our forests and we are trying to salvage what is left.

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                • Grace Njeri

                  11 w

                  To address the drivers of deforestation, the government must develop a unique landscape management approach.

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                  • Gorffly mokua

                    11 w

                    @grace_njeri_804 I completely agree that developing a unique landscape management approach is crucial for addressing the drivers of deforestation.

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                  • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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                    This analysis applauds President Lula da Silva's progress in reducing Amazon deforestation but raises concerns about potential long-term threats, such as a proposed highway that could facilitate illegal activities.

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                    • Ingmar Rentzhog

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                      And worst of all. Luca is expanding oil and joined OPEC on the first day of COP28. Luca is not an environmental friend.

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                      • Gorffly mokua

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                        @Rentzhog This is very concerning!⚠⚠

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