If we don’t report it, it’s not happening! Brazil stops monitoring deforestation in the Cerrado, the world’s most species-rich savanna | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

If we don’t report it, it’s not happening! Brazil stops monitoring deforestation in the Cerrado, the world’s most species-rich savanna

Brazil will stop monitoring deforestation in the Cerrado, the world’s most species-rich savanna, a government researcher said on Thursday citing a lack of funds, days after data showed destruction hitting a 6-year high in 2021.

The Cerrado, which neighbors the Amazon rainforest and stretches across several Brazilian states, is a major bulwark against climate change due to the carbon it absorbs. It is often likened to an upside-down forest because its plants sink roots deep into the ground.

Deforestation rose 8% to 8,531 square kilometers (2.11 million acres) in the Cerrado for the 12-months through July, data from national space research agency Inpe showed on Friday.

The decision to stop monitoring the Cerrado was made because of budget cuts, said Claudio Almeida, a scientist who coordinates satellite monitoring at Inpe.

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