Amazon deforestation soars amid pandemic lockdowns

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Published on June 11, 2020 by

Environmentalists in Brazil are warning that criminals are taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to clear large parts of the Amazon rainforest.
Despite a heightened military presence, satellite images suggest the amount of forest lost is already higher than that during the whole of 2019, one of the worst years on record.

Al Jazeera’s Alessandro Rampietti reports from Bogota, Colombia.

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