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Authorities announce agreement to stop environmental crimes in the Amazon

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Authorities announce agreement to stop environmental crimes in the Amazon

This week, Colombia’s attorney general, Margarita Cabello, warned that the Colombian Amazon is going through a very serious situation led by land grabbingpoor livestock practices, the construction of illegal roads and illegal mining.

This alert was added to the one shared a week ago by Muhamad, who said that Deforestation in Colombia and the Amazon skyrocketed in the first quarter of this year, with an increase of 40%reaching a “historic peak”.

The increase in deforestation is due, on the one hand, to the dry season aggravated by the El Niño phenomenon, but also to coercion by armed groups in rural areas, which is why both the minister and the prosecutor They promised to join forces to “protect the human rights of communities and environmental leaders”.

Despite the peak, this year a reduction in deforestation is projectedwith a new decrease of between 25 and 35% compared to the 2023 figures, when the figures were already lower.

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