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Brazilian deforestation lower in 2012

Brazil can eliminate deforestation by 2020, says governor of giant Amazon state (04/05/2012) Brazil can reduce Amazon deforestation to zero by 2020 while boosting rural livelihoods and maintaining healthy economic growth, the governor of Pará told mongabay.com on the sidelines of the Skoll World Forum, a major conference on social entrepreneurship, last week. Governor Simao Jatene is hopeful that a revolution in land management and governance can turn the tide in Pará, a state that is three times the size of California and has lost more Amazon forest -- 90,000 sq km of Amazon forest since 1996 -- over the past decade-and-a-half than any other in Brazil. Brazil's Congress OKs weakened version of forest law; environmentalists outraged (04/26/2012) Brazil's Congress on Wednesday approved controversial changes to the country's Forest Code, a move supporters argue will simplify...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0519-imazon-sad-deforestati...

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