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Activists target Brazil's largest driver of deforestation: cattle ranching

Date : 8th September 2009, Source : Mongabay



Perhaps unexpectedly for a group with roots in confrontational activism, Amigos da Terra - Amaz˘nia Brasileira is calling for a rather pragmatic approach to address to cattle ranching, the largest driver of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. The solution, says Roberto Smeraldi, founder and director of Amigos da Terra, involves improving the productivity of cattle ranching, thereby allowing forest to recover without sacrificing jobs or income; establishing a moratorium on new clearing; and recognizing the economic values of maintaining the ecological functions of Earth's largest rainforest.

http://news.mongabay.com/2009/0908-smeraldi.html





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