Bolsonaro presidency a threat to the Amazon?

About 60 percent of the Amazon rainforest is located on Brazilian territory. While scientists have highlighted its importance - both as an irreplaceable biodiversity treasure and an essential global climate regulator - deforestation continues. During his election campaign, Brazil's new President Jair Bolsonaro frequently criticised environmentalism, boasting strong ties with the agribusiness industry, and threatening to leave the Paris climate accord.


While he's backed down on that pledge, some observers say a loosening of environmental enforcement is indeed underway in Brazil. Valeria Saccone and Louise Raulais report - with Catherine Osborn.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett.

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