Brazilian state won’t use new atlas to close Cerrado deforestation loophole

Farmers in north-central Brazil, where the savanna meets the Amazon rainforest, are clearing land at an unprecedented rate. The government hasn’t stopped the cutting, partly because it is using inaccurate, outdated maps that hugely underestimate the extent of its endangered dry forests.  Read the full report by Special Reporting Initiative Fellow Brendan Borrell.