What’s not cut, is burned
First selective logging. High value timber is of course cut and sold (for instance, to the American and European market) but then the forest is unfortunately just burned. But the thing is that it’s not slash-and-burn, the subsistence agricultural technique. That is in big scale, to create clean land and give place to extensive areas of cattle or monocultures. It’s the cheapest way to get a clean land, however, at the expenses of GHS emissions, decrease in soil quality, loss of biodiversity, to name just a few environmental issues.
Parauapebas, Pará, Brazil