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Brazil has asked its security forces to help fight deforestation the Amazon. The Brazilian government is worried that a dangerous level trees is being cut in the world's largest rainforest. There are fears that there could be a big increase deforestation in 2020. The year has already started badly the trees and our environment. Deforestation the Amazon doubled in January compared the same month in 2019. A new report says that many areas of the Amazon produce more CO2 than oxygen. The reverse is meant to happen. The Amazon is often called "the lungs" the planet. It plays a vital role helping the Earth's environment as it changes CO2 oxygen.

Brazil's Justice Minister, Sergio Moro, approved the setting of a special security force to help track and stop illegal loggers. There was a big increase the amount of illegal logging in 2019. This happened the same time as damaging fires that swept large swathes of the rainforest. The security force will consist police with special military-style training. They will work environmental agency officials. Change also needs to come regional governments. Some governments in the region are selling land to developers. This is accelerating the pace deforestation. To make things worse, the regional governments are doing little to replenish the jungle

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