Smoke billows from a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil. Photo: ReutersSmoke billows from a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil. Photo: Reuters
Smoke billows from a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil. Photo: Reuters

With world distracted, the Amazon rainforest continues to burn

  • Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon hit a new high in the first four months of this year, with 1,202 square kilometres of forest wiped out
  • That was a 55 per cent increase from the same period last year, and the highest figure for the first four months of the year since records began
Topic |   Brazil
Smoke billows from a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil. Photo: ReutersSmoke billows from a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil. Photo: Reuters
Smoke billows from a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil. Photo: Reuters
READ FULL ARTICLE