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Brazil’s Atlantic forest lost 13,000 hectares of vegetation between 2019 and 2020 – report

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Atlantic Forest, the most ravaged biome in Brazil, lost the equivalent of 18,000 soccer fields between 2019 and 2020, as shown by data from the Atlantic Forest Atlas released on Wednesday, May 26. A total of 13,053 hectares of native forest were cleared, 9% less than recorded in the preceding period.

Despite the reduction, the figure is still 14% higher than observed between 2017 and 2018, when deforestation reached its lowest level in 36 years (11,399 hectares).

According to the report, the loss of vegetation cover is stable, but at a high . . .

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