Lalo de Almeida/Folhapress/Panos

Humaita, Amazonas, Brazil

IBAMA's (Brazil's environmental protection agency) headquarters in Humaita, which was set on fire in 2017 by miners after an agency operation to combat illegal gold mining on the Madeira River, and which remains abandoned. Southern Amazonas is one of the regions with the highest rates of deforestation in Brazil.
Since the election of Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right Brazilian President, the government has weakened environmental enforcement agencies and non-governmental organisations, which act as a counterweight, albeit unequal, to this predatory model of exploitation.

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Lalo de Almeida/Folhapress/Panos
City
Humaita, Amazonas
Country
Brazil
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6720 x 4480 pixels
56.9 x 37.93 cm (300 dpi)
22.4 x 14.93 inch (300 dpi)
14.9 MB size on disk
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