The big increase recorded in Amazon fires

Brasilia: Officer figures from Brazil have shown a big rise in the amount of fires within the Amazon area in Jul compared with the same mo previous year, it has been recorded on Sun..

The latest figures rise issues regarding a repeat of the massive wildfires that stunned the globe in Aug & Sep previous year.

President Jair Bolsonaro has encouraged agricultural & mining operations within the Amazon.

However under stress from Intl. investors in early Jul his own govt banned beginning fires within the area.

Bolsonaro has criticised Brazil’s environmental enforcement agency, Ibama, for what he describes as excessive fines, & his own 1st yr.

in workplace saw a sharp drop in fiscal penalties being enforced for environmental violations.