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  • Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon Drops

    Friday, January 23rd, 2009

    Brazil’s Environment Minister, Carlos Minc, just announced at a press conference that the pace of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon fell 82% in the last five months of 2008 compared to a similar period in 2007. Minc attributes the drop to two factors: policies put into place by the federal government and regional authorities, and […]

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    The Changing Face of Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon

    Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

    With much fanfare a collection of Brazil’s Ministers — Environment (MMA), Agrarian Development (MDA), Agriculture (MAPA) — and the chief of President Lula’s Civil Cabinet held a joint press conference a few weeks ago to announce the latest deforestation data and projections for the Brazilian Amazon (“Amazônia Legal” as Brazil calls it, comprises 9 states […]

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    LAC News Bits and Pieces – Deforestation

    Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

    In recent weeks there have been several positive stories on the deforestation front in South America. Rather than recast the news, permit me to simply point to reliable sources on the items raised here. I am not at all reluctant to link and to give credit where I think it’s due.
    Brazil Gets Bold About […]

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    Human Pressure on the Amazonian Rainforest

    Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

    I’d like to recommend reading this month’s edition of National Geographic. It contains an interesting and well-done piece on human pressures on the Amazonian rainforest. An excerpt is available free online, but to read the entire article you have to buy the print edition. Also available online are some terrific photos, and […]

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