Last month deforestation in the Amazon basin hit record levels. (Subscribe:
It results from the pro-farming policy being pursued by Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro. The Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest, however today it is shrinking faster than any other. In the first of two reports from the rainforest, we have been to the Karu Indigenous Reserve in the Brazilian state of Maranhão, where one tribe is resisting the destruction of what could be one of the last natural defences against climate change.
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