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Experts fear that a sharp drought and ongoing deforestation could trigger a repeat of the large fires of August 2019. Government efforts implemented in May to stop fires don’t appear to have been effective.
Ricardo Salles is accused of promoting policies that "violate" his duty to protect the environment. In 2019, wildfires raged through Brazil's Amazon rainforest and experts fear a repeat this year.
Amazon deforestation rose by 34.4% year-on-year in Brazil, the country's space agency INPE has said, revising its numbers based on satellite observation. The latest data does not include last year's forest fires.
The Brazilian government has launched a military deployment to conserve the world's largest rainforest. The development comes just days after satellite images showed a surge in deforestation this year.
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