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Brazil prohibits Amazon land-clearing fires for 60 days over crops, cattle grazing

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro last Friday ordered the deployment of military personnel to fight the blazes throughout the Amazon region.


Aug 30, 2019, 06:44 AM IST

Brazil tells ambassadors no time off due to Amazon fires

The decision to suspend vacations for ambassadors in certain countries was taken by Minister of Foreign Affairs Ernesto Araújo after an emergency meeting with President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday evening, the two sources said. 

Aug 27, 2019, 14:30 PM IST

Amazon forest loss at lowest in 23 years: Brazil

Deforestation in Brazil`s Amazon region fell to its lowest in 23 years in the year through July, the government said Monday, attributing the drop to its tougher stance against illegal logging.

Dec 07, 2011, 10:48 AM IST

Amazon deforestation on the rise again in Brazil

Deforestation in Brazil`s Amazon accelerated in June, with more than 300 square kilometers destroyed, a 17 percent increase over the previous month, government researchers said Tuesday.

Aug 03, 2011, 08:55 AM IST

Rich nations must help Amazon forests

Brazil`s president said Thursday that "gringos" should pay Amazon nations to prevent deforestation, insisting rich Western nations have caused much more past environmental destruction than the loggers and farmers.

Nov 27, 2009, 10:43 AM IST