There is a likely chance that the Brazillian government will begin newer mining projects within protected areas of the Amazon rainforest.
At the moment, the act on taking up new mining projects on these protected sections belonging to the indigenous people of Brazil is illegal, however, President Bolsonaro is moving to change this.
This will be permitting the exploitation and the deforestation of the Amazon solely for economic reasons.
According to reports from NGO Amazon Watch, companies from UK and US are intending to open new mines in the Amazon.
BBC News reports that thousands of indigenous people living in these protected parts of the rainforest are under the threat to move and make way for these new projects.
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According to environment researcher Rosana Miranda from NGO Amazon Watch, this foretells gross deforestation of one of the most prominent sections of the rainforest inhabited and owned by the indigenous people of Brazil.
Keeping the forest from this kind of exploitation is said to be imperative in the move to fight climate change.
The trees in the Amazon are said to take in large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere.
In the report the researcher wrote and released to the news agency, she stated how unwise it was to pick extracting materials from deep in the earth for international gain over already flourishing biodiversity.
About 570 firms have applied to begin mining projects in sections that would be affecting an estimate of 260 indigenous lands.
Anglo American, a firm that intended to mine on these lands, admitted to the news agency that it did apply to mine on such lands but withdrew this application a long time ago in contrast to what is presently on the database of the National Mining Agency.