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Amazon deforestation rate falls

Date : 7th September 2006, Source : ENS

BRASILIA, Brazil, September 7, 2006 (ENS) - For the second year in row the pace of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has declined, according to estimates released this week by Brazil's environment minister. Deforestation rates fell 11 percent from last year, giving Brazilian authorities hope that tougher enforcement of illegal logging may be working.

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