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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Amazon Deforestation up 40 percent !

Amazon Deforestation up 40 percent !

Date : 27th June 2003, Source : ENS/ENN


Once again, Amazon deforestation makes the news. Two articles report what has happened.


Amazon destruction jumps; environmentalists are shocked

The deforestation rate in Brazil's Amazon, the world's largest jungle, has jumped a dramatic 40 percent, sparking alarm Thursday among environmentalists.

http://www.enn.com/news/2003-06-27/s_5841.asp



SATELLITE VIEW SHOWS AMAZON RAINFOREST SHRINKING FAST

BRASILIA, Brazil, June 27, 2003 (ENS) - The new deforestation rate in the Amazon announced by the Brazilian government has shocked conservationists, who said that drastic measures are needed to reverse a large increase in clearing since last year. The world's largest tropical rainforest is being rapidly cleared for agriculture, including soy bean fields and cattle ranches.

http://ens-news.com/ens/jun2003/2003-06-27-03.asp





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