View, Of A Cross Shaped Deforested Area.

Photo | 8 February, 2012

2006. View of a cross shaped deforested area, from above on a flight from Manaus to Santarem. This is an illegally logged area spanning 1645 hectares which has been logged to plant soy. The expansion of soya plantations in the Amazon is the leading cause of deforestation in the region as huge areas are cleared to meet agricultural demand.