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Indigenous reserves were the least deforested areas in Brazil in 36 years

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Indigenous reserves, with only 1.6% of all deforestation suffered by Brazil in the last 36 years, are the best-preserved areas in the country, according to a study prepared by the MapBiomas organization with the help of satellite images and artificial intelligence.

According to this multi-institutional platform that brings together universities, non-governmental organizations, and technology companies, Brazil deforested between 1985 and 2020 about 820,000 square kilometers of vegetation cover, almost 9.64% of its territory and an area equivalent to twice the size of Paraguay.

But of all this lost extension, only . . .

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