efe-epaRio de Janeiro

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon region last year was 85 percent greater than that reported in 2018, according to estimates by Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (Inpe) released on Tuesday.

According to the state-run entity, in 2019 deforestation alerts were issued regarding 9,165.6 square kilometers (3,523.3 square miles), 4,219.3 sq. km more than in 2018.