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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Amazon rainforest cleared faster than Brazil can protect it !

Amazon rainforest cleared faster than Brazil can protect it !

Date : 20th May 2005, Source : ENS



BRASILIA, Brazil, May 20, 2005 (ENS) - Today, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva signed decrees creating five extractive reserves and a biological reserve in the state of Pará where logging and land clearing will not be permitted. But the newly protected areas were announced the day after satellite images were released showing that more of the Amazon rainforest was cleared last year than in any year but one since recordkeeping began.

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