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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > World Bank Pledges to Save Trees... Then Helps Cut Down Amazon Forest.

World Bank Pledges to Save Trees... Then Helps Cut Down Amazon Forest.

Date : 16th January 2008, Source : ENN



The World Bank has emerged as one of the key backers behind an explosion of cattle ranching in the Amazon, which new research has identified as the greatest threat to the survival of the rainforest. Ranching has grown by half in the last three years, driven by new industrial slaughterhouses which are being constructed in the Amazon basin with the help of the World Bank. The revelation flies in the face of claims from the bank that it is funding efforts to halt deforestation and reduce the massive greenhouse gas emissions it causes.

http://www.enn.com/ecosystems/article/29402





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