09 May '13, 2am

Brazil's satellite monitoring reduced Amazon deforestation by 60,000 sq km in 5 years

Brazil's satellite monitoring reduced Amazon deforestation by 60,000 sq km in 5 years

Conflict zones have higher deforestation rates in the Amazon (03/28/2013) Areas in the Amazon where there is conflict over land tenure have higher deforestation rates than places where land rights are secure, finds a new study that assesses the effectiveness of indicators used to gauge the success of protected areas in Brazil. A promising initiative to address deforestation in Brazil at the local level (03/05/2013) The history of the Brazilian Amazon has long been marked by deforestation and degradation. Until recently the situation has been considered out of control. Then, in 2004, the Brazilian government launched an ambitious program to combat deforestation. Public pressure—both national and international—was one of the reasons that motivated the government to act. Another reason was that in 2004, deforestation contributed to more than 55 percent of Brazil’s total green...

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treehugger.com 20 May '13, 8pm

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