Amazon Jungle is selling like hot cakes on Facebook

Amazon Jungle is selling like hot cakes on Facebook

The world's largest Amazon rainforest is now in grave danger. It is the main source of the Amazon River in South America. It covers an area of ​​5,500,000 square kilometers, which covers the territory of nine South American nations.

The land mafia is now trying to turn the Amazon rainforest, which is home to about 3 million species of plants and animals, into arable land.

Due to this, the very existence of this region is on fire. Despite the ban on deforestation, the work is progressing at a rapid pace. Not only that but now the world's largest social networking platform like Facebook is selling Amazon jungle land.

In the future, not only the indigenous peoples living in the Amazon jungle but the whole world will be affected. A BBC investigation has found that some Brazilian land mafia gangs are selling illegally occupied land in the Amazon rainforest on Facebook.

There are plenty of such ads on Facebook, offering to buy land in the world's largest rainforest. A large part of the protected land inhabited by the indigenous community has also been put up for sale.

Since Bolsonaro became president of Brazil, deforestation has reached its highest level in a decade. One-third of the rainforests in the Brazilian state of Ron Tonio has been cut down since 1985. In fact, these forests play an important role in preventing climate change around the world.

Brazil's Urubamba community has been battling illegal immigrants in the Amazon jungle for years. Beta and his friends from the same community are always on patrol to prevent anyone from infiltrating their role. These land mafias sell forest land to people who buy land and cut down trees to cultivate the land.

There was an advertisement on Facebook with a proposal to sell a small piece of land in the area where the Beta community has been living. Land sales are also taking place outside of virtual spaces like Facebook. But through Facebook, it has become easier for land mafias to find buyers.

The BBC, with the help of an undercover agent, contacted four land mafias selling land on Facebook.

The name of the person selling the land in the settlement area of ​​Bit is Album Albus. He brought with him documents that looked very official, but he did not have legal ownership of the land.

According to a document, he is a member of the Kurupira organization. Police there have branded the Kurupira organization a criminal organization that forcibly grabs land from the indigenous community living there.

After seizing the protected land, the organization collaborates with leaders in the capital, Brazil, to transfer the land to its members. He said the album was co-sponsored by a politician named Corona Chrisotomo.

But he said he was unaware that the Kurupira organization had illegally occupied the protected land and would never support it if he did.

Facebook has said on its platform that buyers and sellers must abide by the law and is ready to assist local authorities. He declined to comment when contacted by the BBC.

Until the authorities take action against this, the forest will continue to be destroyed. Scientists say there will come a time when it will be difficult for Amazon to return to its former glory.

Following the BBC's investigation, Brazil's Supreme Court has ordered an investigation into the sale of Amazon rainforest protected land on Facebook.

Facebook also said it was ready to work with local authorities to resolve the issue mentioned in the BBC report.

The British city of Glasgow is hosting a climate summit later this year. Where various important issues related to the environment will be discussed. Amazon will also be an issue.