Amazonia threatened by Brazilian President Bolsonaro’s mining agenda

  • Rodrigo Vilani Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO)
  • Lucas Ferrante National Institute for Research in Amazonia (INPA)
  • Philip M. Fearnside National Institute for Research in Amazonia (INPA)
Keywords: Amazon, Brazil, minerals, environmental impact assessment, environmental policy, indigenous peoples

Abstract

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has induced a cycle of deforestation and violence in the Amazon, where dismantling environmental agencies and gutting protection policies have become a central strategy in removing barriers to predatory exploitation of natural resources. Mining is a key part of this agenda. Brazil and the international community must struggle to reverse the ongoing destruction of the Amazon.

Published
2022-11-30
How to Cite
Vilani, R., Ferrante, L., & M. Fearnside, P. (2022). Amazonia threatened by Brazilian President Bolsonaro’s mining agenda. DIE ERDE – Journal of the Geographical Society of Berlin. https://doi.org/10.12854/erde-2022-622
Section
Short communications