Saturday, July 24

Tag: Amazon

Can you hear the cry of the Amazon?
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Can you hear the cry of the Amazon?

From the sky, the clear patches of land look like exposed wounds in the otherwise lush rainforests. This photograph was clicked recently over the Colombian Amazon. Illegal roads reach ever deeper into the forest while fires clear the land making space for cattle raising, agriculture and Coca fields. Environmentalists are sounding the alarm. They say drugs Mafia, illegal loggers, and land borders or taking advantage of Colombia's coronavirus locked down to burn the forest and develop the land unhindered. A new study shows the rate of deforestation in the first four months of the year could be higher than that of the whole of 2019. There is clearly a relationship between the deforested areas, and big capitals interested in taking over these lands mostly forest reserves...