Brazil has asked its security forces to help fight deforestation in Amazon. Brazilian government is worried that dangerous level of trees is being cut down in world's largest rainforest. There are fears that there could be big increase in deforestation in 2020. year has already started badly for trees and our environment. Deforestation in Amazon doubled in January compared with same month in 2019. new report says that many areas of Amazon produce more CO2 than oxygen. The reverse is meant to happen. The Amazon is often called " lungs" of the planet. It plays a vital role in helping the Earth's environment as it changes CO2 into oxygen.
Brazil's Justice Minister, Sergio Moro, approved the setting up of special security force to help track down and stop illegal loggers. There was big increase in amount of illegal logging in 2019. This happened at the same time as damaging fires that swept across large swathes of rainforest. The security force will consist of police with special military-style training. They will work with environmental agency officials. Change also needs to come from regional governments. Some governments in region are selling off land to developers. This is accelerating pace of deforestation. To make things worse, regional governments are doing little to replenish jungle