The destruction of the Amazon rainforest continues unchecked despite the ban on burning, the dispatch of soldiers and the coronavirus pandemic, according to the German NGO Society for Threatened Peoples, while the South American country prepares for the celebration of the day. of the Amazon.
According to the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research, around 1,000 fires were registered in the Brazilian Amazon in September this year, after nearly 30,000 fires in August.
“Slash and burn practices are officially banned but remain uncontrolled,” said Juliana Miyazaki, representative of the Society for Threatened Peoples. “The environmental authorities have not been authorized, the police have little control and violations have no consequences,” he added.
The government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro banned the burning in the Amazon for 120 days in mid-July and sent soldiers to maintain order in the region, although environmentalists assure that the president is not taking this seriously. Homework.