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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Deforestation of Amazon 'halved'

Deforestation of Amazon 'halved'

Date : 26th August 2005, Source : BBC Link to News Story

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Brazil's government has announced estimates suggesting that deforestation of the Amazon rainforest has fallen by 50% this year. The government says it believes this is the result of new protection policies. But environmental groups warn it is too soon to be sure there has been a long-term reversal in the destruction of the world's largest rainforest.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4189792.stm





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