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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.


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.

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