According to the most recent government data, deforestation in the Brazilian savannah of the Cerrado has reached a seven-year high, resulting in the destruction of a vital habitat for many threatened species and the release of massive amounts of greenhouse gases that favor climate change. Because of the warm, humid conditions created by the Amazon River's drainage basin, it is the world's largest rainforest. It stretches across nine countries and covers 5.8 million kilometers.
This trend has been accompanied by a reduction of approximately 40% of the forest surface over the last forty years, and given the enormous social and environmental costs, FAO and the United Nations have both called for the adoption of sustainable alternatives to livestock and extensive crops capable of reducing environmental impact and contributing to the restoration of natural habitats.
According to the National Institute for Space Research of Brazil, between August 2020 and July 2021, deforestation affected a large portion of Brazil and increased by 430% compared to the same period the previous year.