Germany cuts $39M in funds to Brazil for Amazon preservation over deforestation

Totes Albatrossküken mit verschlucktem Plastik

Totes Albatrossküken mit verschlucktem Plastik

'The country does not need this, ' Bolsonaro told reporters in relation to Germany's decision to suspend cooperation projects to recover the Amazonia.

A carnival reveller carries part of his costume in a plastic bag after the "Rosenmontag" (Rose Monday) parade, the highlight of the annual carnival season, was called-off in Mainz, Germany, February 8, 2016.

"They can use this money as they see fit".

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The Brazilian government's policy in the Amazon region has raised doubts about whether it will continue to pursue the objective of constantly reducing its deforestation quotas, stated German Environment Minister Svenja Schulz, quoted by Tagesspiegel newspaper.

Deforestation in the Brazil's rainforest surged 67% in the first seven months of the year, according to Brazil's space research agency, though the government has claimed the data is unreliable and misleading. However, as the outlet O Globo said, it would affect only the German Environment Ministry's new projects.

The environmental relationship between Brazil and European countries that provide resources for environmental protection has deteriorated since the beginning of Bolsonaro's administration.

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