President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is attempting to reverse the policy of his predecessor, Jair Bolsonaro, who oversaw the deforestation of a vast area in the Amazon larger than Denmark.
Official data shows the destruction of 904 sq km while the Brazilian branch of WWF says deforestation and wildfires "exploded" in the rainforest since last month's presidential election.
Researchers travelled 250 kilometres by boat up plus 20 kilometres on foot across mountainous jungle terrain to reach the specimen which is estimated to be at least 400 to 600 years old.
Satellite monitoring detected 3,358 fires on Monday, the highest number of fires in one day since 2007 as Brazil's "arc of deforestation" keeps advancing, officials say.
France couldn't prevent fire at Notre Dame cathedral in 2019 but accuses Brasilia of burning Amazon forests, says Economy Minister Paulo Guedes in his criticism of Paris.
Environmental criminals destroyed massive public rainforests in six years, with only two percent of 302 federal police raids targeting perpetrators, a new study shows.
Some 16,557 square kilometres of indigenous vegetation were defrosted last year, according to a satellite data-based report.
Ex-president's political plan has about 120 directives for a future government, including a strong focus on lifting Brazilians from poverty and preserving the environment.
Search teams discover belongings of missing British journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira who went missing in the Amazon rainforest a week ago, officials say.
US President Biden says Brazil made "real sacrifices" for Amazon while the South American country’s right-wing leader Jair Bolsonaro expresses frustration over pressure to protect the rainforest.
Deforestation of the world’s largest tropical rainforest soared to record levels last month, destroying more than 1,000 square kilometres, nearly double the previous high.
Since Jair Bolsonaro took office in January 2019, the federal government has responded to just 2.17 percent of deforestation alerts in Amazon and other regions, an environmental monitor says.
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