28 May '12, 5am

Success! Dangerous Forestry Law Partially Vetoed By Brazil | Care2 Causes

Success! Dangerous Forestry Law Partially Vetoed By Brazil | Care2 Causes

Feeling pressure from the upcoming Rio+20 Summit , Brazilian leadership recently vetoed parts of a new forestry code that would have opened up the Amazon to further deforestation. It was just a month ago that the country’s Congress approved a major overhaul of its 1965 forestry law , a decision that thrilled the powerful agri-business lobby who pushed it forward. The proposed revisions prompted an outcry from environmental advocates who have worked for years to establish greater protections for the flora and fauna of the Amazon. Following approval of the draft bill, over 26,000 members of the Care2 community signed a petition asking the Brazilian government to stop it from moving forward. Even though the acidic soil of the Amazon rainforest lacks the nutrients necessary to support successful farming ventures, agricultural development continues to be a leading cause of its ...

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