07 Jul '11, 1am

Prominent scientists condemn proposed changes to Brazil's Forest Code via @mongabay

Prominent scientists condemn proposed changes to Brazil's Forest Code via @mongabay

RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE PREMATURE ALTERATION OF THE BRAZILIAN FOREST CODE (4771/1965) Whereas, Brazil is a megadiverse country and supports globally important ecosystems, such as Amazon moist, dry and flooded forests, Atlantic Forest, Cerrado, Caatinga, Pantanal, and the Southern Campos; and Whereas, Brazilian ecosystems provide important ecosystem services to Brazilians in particular and humanity in general, including climate and hydrological cycle regulation, carbon up—take, water provision, pollutant degradation, crop pollination, medicine, among others; and Whereas, Brazil has established a large number of biological reserves and other conservation units and has made significant progress in reducing deforestation rates and habitat loss in the last few years; and Whereas, enforcement of the current Brazilian Forest Code (4771/1965) has played a key role in regulating la...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0706-atbc_forest_code.html

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