More than 27,260 cases of deforestation were reported annually from 2011 to 2015 with some 2,648ha of forest destroyed each year, though the number reduced by 35 per cent between 2016 and 2018.
Điểu Long used to be one of the most notorious illegal loggers in the southern province of Bình Phước. But now, ironically, Long is one of the most dedicated rangers in the park.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday it was a lie that the Amazon was being devastated by fire and accused countries critical of him of having a "colonialist spirit."
G7 leaders close their summit on Monday with discussion of world problems including the fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest, but overshadowed by President Donald Trump's trade wars and questions over the group's unity.