Watch : Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon reaches a record high

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By Euronews
Fires raging in the Amazon, often as part of 'slash and burn' clearing practices
Fires raging in the Amazon, often as part of 'slash and burn' clearing practices   -   Copyright  CARL DE SOUZA/AFP or licensors

Deforestation in the Brazilian part of the Amazon rainforest has hit a record level, the highest since satellite tracking began in 2015, according to government data.

There are fears that farmers and others are increasing their rates of deforestation, before a new administration under Lula da Silva comes to power in January, which has promised to be tougher on forest loss.

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