Large-scale acquisition of farmland (over 1,000 ha) whether by purchase , leases or other means.
Destruction in Brazil’s portion of the Amazon rose 30% in March, compared to the same month a year ago, according to the country’s space research agency, INPE.
In the first three months of the year, Amazon deforestation was up 51% from a year ago to 796 square kilometers (307 square miles), an area roughly the size of New York City.
JAKARTA — Two people have died in a series of land disputes between major companies and rural communities in Indonesia.
Activists have denounced the escalation in the conflicts, saying businesses shouldn’t be taking advantage of the country’s focus on dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic to further their own — often illegal — interests.