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Deforestation of Brazil’s indigenous lands on the rise

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian Socio-environmental Institute (ISA) on Wednesday alerted that in three years of President Jair Bolsonaro's administration, a 138% increase in deforestation on indigenous lands has been registered.

The organization reported a 79% increase in the deforestation of protected areas in the Amazon, and urged authorities to implement environmental preservation policies.

An article published by ISA stated that a year before being elected, Bolsonaro warned during a visit to the state of Mato Grosso, that Indigenous Lands would not have "one square centimeter demarcated" during his government.

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