Deforestation in the Amazon has decreased by 34 percent in the first half of 2023, reaching its lowest level in four years. This means that fewer trees are being cut down, which is great for the environment!
Data from Brazil’s national space research agency shows that about 2,649 square kilometers of the rainforest were cleared during this time. While this is still a big area (more than three times the size of New York City), it’s a step in the right direction.
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who took office in January, promised to end deforestation by 2030. He wants to protect the rainforest and make sure it stays healthy for the future. His government has been working hard to enforce environmental laws and stop deforestation.
Even though the decrease in deforestation is good news, we still need to be careful. Deforestation is a big problem, and we need to do more to protect the Amazon. July to September is a time when deforestation usually increases, so we have to be extra vigilant during these months.
To help achieve their goal, the government has announced plans to strengthen the laws against deforestation and promote economic development that is good for the environment.
Remember, the Amazon Rainforest is home to many animals and plants, and it plays an important role in our planet’s health. By taking steps to reduce deforestation, we can help protect this amazing place for future generations.