Deforested Area in the Amazon

Photo | 19 March, 2014

Single tree in a soy field next to rainforest, south of Santarem, Brazil and along the road BR163. Cutting through the Brazilian Amazon from north to south over a vast distance of 1700 km is a federal highway called the BR 163. For the past 20 years the highway has been one of the major drivers of deforestation in the region.