09 Oct '11, 5pm

Brazil: Amazon deforestation higher than initially stated

Amazon deforestation up moderately in August, but forest degradation falls (09/22/2011) Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon continues to be slightly higher than this time last year, reports a new bulletin from Imazon, a Brazilian NGO. 62% of deforested Amazon land ends up as cattle pasture (09/04/2011) 62 percent of the area deforested in the Brazilian Amazon until 2008 is occupied by cattle pasture, reports a new satellite-based analysis by Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE) and its Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa).

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