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13 Dec 2023

Deforestation Decreases in Amazon, Skyrockets in Cerrado

While the Amazon sees an 8th consecutive month of reduced deforestation, down by 30% since January 2023, the neighboring cerrado biome has experienced an increase, recording its highest loss at 7,594 square kilometers since INPE's monitoring began in 2011. The drought exacerbates conditions for deforestation and forest fires. [Source](https://news.mongabay.com/2023/12/deforestation-falls-for-8th-straight-month-in-the-amazon-rainforest-but-rises-in-the-cerrado/)