- Title: Logging leaves deep scars in an Amazon buckling under wildfires
- Date: 29th August 2019
- Summary: ALTAMIRA REGION, PARA, BRAZIL (AUGUST 28, 2019) (REUTERS) DIRT PATH IN AMAZON, SOUND OF CHAINSAW IN THE BACKGROUND VARIOUS OF FELLED TREES CONTAINERS REPORTEDLY USED BY LOGGERS NEAR FELLED TREES ALTAMIRA REGION, PARA, BRAZIL (AUGUST 28, 2019) (REUTERS) (MUTE) VARIOUS OF AERIAL SHOWING CLEARED AREAS OF AMAZON THAT HAVE BEEN LOGGED
- Embargoed: 12th September 2019 04:26
- Keywords: logging Amazon Brazil Altamira Region Para wildfires
- Location: ALTAMIRA REGION, PARA, BRAZIL
- City: ALTAMIRA REGION, PARA, BRAZIL
- Country: Brazil
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Fires,Editors' Choice
- Reuters ID: LVA001AU9TIKN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The sound of a chainsaw rings out in Brazil's Amazon, as the world's largest rainforest buckles under a record number of wildfires.
As the world recoils at the sight of fires ravaging Brazil's Amazon jungle, logging was heard in the Amazon's Altamira Region on Wednesday (August 28).
According to information from Brazil, illegal logging, farming and mining has despoiled nearly 12,000 square kilometres (4,633 square miles) in the Amazon this year alone. The scars of felled trees were captured by Reuters on a drone.
Critics say Bolsonaro's call for the Amazon to be opened up to more farming and logging has fueled deliberate fires.
Forest fires in the Brazilian Amazon, which accounts for more than half of the world's largest rainforest, have surged in number by 83% this year, according to government data, destroying vast swathes of a vital bulwark against global climate change.
(Production: Pablo Garcia)
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