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Social causes of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest

Date : 14th September 2009, Source : Mongabay



Understanding the web of social groups involved in deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is key to containing forest loss, argues a leading Amazon researcher writing in the journal Ecology and Society. Philip Fearnside of the National Institute for Research in the Amazon (INPA) reviews nine actors that have had significant roles in deforestation and reports differences in why they deforest, where they are active, and how they interact with each other.

http://news.mongabay.com/2009/0914-fearnside_social_amazon.html





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