Brasilia, Sep 9 (IANS): The Brazilian Amazon lost 1,698 sq.km of its vegetation cover in August, an area 222 per cent higher than the deforestation recorded in the same month previous year, according to official data.
In this photo released by Brazil's Presidential press office, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro attends an Independence Day military parade accompanied by first lady Michelle Bolsonaro, in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.
The seven countries also agreed to spend more on educating and enhancing the role of indigenous communities.
He stressed out: "The Brazilian Amazon is ours".
He gave no names, but Bolsonaro has time and again accused French President Emmanuel Macron of attempting to meddle in Brazil's management of the Amazon at a moment when a engrossing develop in fires has apprehensive participants across the arena about damage to the expansive rainforest.
Bolsonaro and Macron clashed in the run-up to the G7 summit after Macron threatened to torpedo the EU-Mercosur trade agreement over the Brazilian leader's stance on climate change, declaring that the global community must take action regarding the fires.
Seated at a long wooden desk in the color of substantial trees, the representatives of the seven countries signed the "Leticia Pact for the Amazon" that Duque acknowledged would provide elevated security for the rainforest, as existing treaties had "fallen short".
Colombia's Environment Minister Ricardo Lozano said the new measures include the establishment of an "Amazonian co-operation network" to share information on deforestation, including weather data to mitigate the effects of climate change, and threats from illegal mining and logging. Researchers have detected nearly 50,000 fires in the Amazon region this year, the highest number in a decade.
Martín Vizcarra is a Peruvian engineer and politician who is the current President of Peru.
In a message to the summit, UNESCO director well-liked Audrey Azoulay called on leaders to "enhance existing instruments" created to supply protection to the Amazon.
"These instruments desires to be bolstered, extra states encouraged to ratify them, produce larger righteous areas, enhance surveillance and action capabilities".
Brazil contains 60% of the rainforest within its borders, with the rest spread over areas of Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela as well as the French overseas department of French Guyana.