The area destroyed was five times larger than 2021, the highest January total since records began in 2015.
Protecting the Amazon is essential if we are to tackle climate change.
Trees are felled for their wood as well as to clear spaces to plant crops to supply global food companies.
At the climate change summit COP26 in Glasgow in 2021, more than 100 governments promised to stop and reverse deforestation by 2030.
Greenpeace are calling on supermarkets in the UK and elsewhere to drop suppliers who are involved in deforestation from their meat and dairy supply chains suppliers.
Deforestation totalled 430 square kilometres (166 square miles) in January - an area more than seven times the size of Manhattan, New York.
Felling large numbers of trees at the start of the year is unusual because the rainy season usually stops loggers from accessing dense forest.
Brazil's vast rainforest absorbs huge amounts of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, acting as what's known as a carbon sink. But the more trees cut down, the less the forest can soak up emissions.
But the area is also home to communities who say they need to use the forest for mining and commercial farming in order to make a living.
At the same time, indigenous communities living in the Amazon fight to protect the rainforest and their ways of life, BBC news reported.