The photos taken by the charity document the conservation of vast tracts of land that has already been leveled, and the regions of the Amazon jungle that are being actively prepared for burning are also depicted, as the land is deliberately burned to allow commercial activities such as livestock and mining.
Pictures from Greenpeace taken between July 7 and 10 show that the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso is on fire even though it is illegal to start fires in the state since July 1, and the charity places the blame directly on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
Brazilian forest fires in Brazil
Bolsonaro is now under tremendous pressure to hear environmentalists who say his pro-mining and deforestation policies will destroy the rainforest.
Also, as a result of increased forest fires and record levels of deforestation, Bolsonaro issued a three-month ban on all fires and continued to deploy the military to tackle the problem.
Amazon forest fires
These pictures, along with record deforestation rates this year, reveal the intended result of Bolsonaros long-term strategy for Amazon. His government has dismantled environmental protection laws and obstructed the authority of environmental protection agencies since he took office.
Initial data released by the country’s National Space Research Institute (INPE), released last week, revealed that June 2020 was the 14th consecutive month as deforestation increased in the Amazon.
Amazon forests and fires
The latest figures indicate that 2,248 fire outbreaks were discovered in the vital Amazon region for June, the highest number in 13 years.