The Brazilian government is working with American entrepreneur Elon Musk to monitor the space exploration company's satellites, as the disappearance of the Amazon rainforest is accelerating due to illegal logging and other factors. We have shown a policy to introduce countermeasures.

Elon Musk, an American entrepreneur who is the CEO of the electric car maker "Tesla" and the space development company "SpaceX", visited Brazil on the 20th and met with President Borsonaro and the top of the company.

After the interview, President Bolsonaro revealed that he had begun negotiations to utilize the satellite technology of a space development company led by Mr. Musk to monitor the Amazon rainforest.

In Brazil, the area of ​​tropical rainforest lost due to illegal logging exceeded 1000 square kilometers, which is about 1.6 times that of Tokyo's 23 wards in the last month, and April is the largest in the past 6 years. There is no stop.

President Bolsonaro said, "Mr. Musk will act swiftly to achieve his goals. The Brazilian side also wants to simplify government procedures," and expressed his intention to urgently introduce measures.

However, some leading local media have questioned the effect, pointing out that "detailed forest monitoring using satellites has already been carried out. Logging cannot be prevented unless the government tightens the crackdown." increase.