Brazil Vows Slow Down of Amazon Destruction

Major developments in Brazilian rainforest conservaton policy are coming in so fast and furious that Forests.org is still analyzing them. The Brazilian government has announced that they intend to slow down Amazonian destruction – we must work hard to ensure this is an absolute decline and not just a slow in the rate of growth. Expect commentary and action alerts soon – your suggestions of how international voices could support national efforts at rainforest conservation would be much appreciated.
Planet Ark : Brazil Vows Slow Down Of Amazon Destruction
Destruction of Brazil's Amazon rain forest will slow down in 2005 after the murder of a US nun prompted the government to launch an unprecedented crackdown on illegal loggers and ranchers, the head of Brazil's environment agency said on Monday.

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