06 Mar '12, 11am

Save Brazilian forests from devastating changes. #SOSBrazil PLS via @world_wildlife

Proposed changes to Brazilian legislation threaten forests The Amazon is home to the largest remaining rainforest in the world. But the Brazilian Government is poised to open up vast new areas to unsustainable agriculture and cattle ranching by changing its long-standing forest law. Brazil's original Forest Code of 1965 established a proportion of rural land that should be maintained permanently as forest, and also prohibited the clearing of land in sensitive areas—including steep slopes and along the margins of rivers and streams. Despite this history of protection, changes to the Forest Code were proposed in 2011 that would have devastating impacts on rain forest across Brazil. Taking action WWF asked for your help to take action, calling on the Brazilian Government not to pass the proposed changes to the country’s forest law. More than 70,000 WWF supporters joined in a ...

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