Per-Anders Pettersson

ON ASSIGNMENT: AMAZON: BRAZIL

AMAZON, BRAZIL: A journey documenting the devastating effects of the deforestation in Acre & Amazonas provinces in Brazil. Due to logging, cattle farming and road construction, this pristine area of the world is vanishing quickly. For every 40 meters of road created, around 600 square meters kilometers of forest is lost.

Morning mist disperses to reveal patches of deforestation, Acre State, Brazil
  
Actress Gemma Arterton takes in the sheer scale of deforestation from a plane, Acre State, Brazil
  
A new road is built through Acre Province, Brazil. Cattle ranching and road construction has a devastating effect on these areas.
     
  
Local children in front of their home. Their parents have been part of Acre's voluntary land certification scheme since 2009. Today they are producing food without deforesting or using fire on their land in Acre State, Brazil.
  
Locals wait in line to celebrate Acre's voluntary land certification scheme at a government event in Fiejo, Acre State, Brazil
  
Actress Gemma Arterton on the porch of a local family in the deep rainforest outside Fiejo, Acre State, Brazil.  In this areas there’s no electricity.
     
  
Families remain very close-knit in this region. Sky Rainforest Rescue aims to educate and benefit future generations and communities about why the preservation of the forest is so important. Fiejo, Acre State, Brazil.
  
A young mother with her child. Sky Rainforest Rescue aims to educate and benefit future generations and communities about why the preservation of the forest is so important. Fiejo, Acre State, Brazil.
  
Today an area the size of three football pitches is cut down every minute - a fact starkly illustrated here. Fiejo, Acre State, Brazil