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17 Nov 2023

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Amazon Deforestation Drops with President Lula's Return

Brazil's National Institute for Space Research reported a 22.3% decrease in Amazon deforestation between August 2022 and July 2023. However, the world's largest rainforest still lost an area equivalent to Cyprus during this timeframe. This comes as positive news for President Lula da Silva who prioritized environmental protection upon his return to power, following a period of escalated illegal logging during Jair Bolsonaro's term. [Source](https://english.elpais.com/climate/2023-11-10/amazon-deforestation-falls-22-in-first-annual-figures-since-lulas-return-to-power.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=echobox&utm_source=Twitter&ssm=TW_CM_EN#Echobox=1699643050)