17 May '11, 7pm

Huge surge in Amazon deforestation

Huge surge in Amazon deforestation

Information leak: Amazon deforestation increases sharply while forest code debated (05/16/2011) Deforestation has increased sharply in Mato Grosso over the past nine months according to information leaked to Folha.com. Monitoring deforestation: an interview with Gilberto Camara, head of Brazil's space agency INPE (02/08/2011) Perhaps unsurprisingly, the world's best deforestation tracking system is found in the country with the most rainforest: Brazil. Following international outcry over immense forest loss in the 1980s, Brazil in the 1990s set in motion a plan to develop a satellite-based system for tracking changes in forest cover. In 2003 Brazil made the system available to the world via its web site, providing transparency on an issue that was until then seen as a badge of shame by some. Since then Brazil has become recognized as the standard-bearer for deforestation t...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0517-mato_grosso_imazon.html

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