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Amazon 'stealth' logging revealed

Date : 21st October 2005, Source : BBC Link to News Story



Scientists from Brazil and the US say new research suggests deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon has been underestimated by at least 60%. The team has completed a study using a more advanced technique of satellite imagery that can pick up more types of logging activity. These include selective logging, where loggers pick out trees of value but leave the surrounding forest intact. Brazil's government welcomed the report but said the figures were exaggerated.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4362760.stm





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