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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Brazil combats land clearing with two rainforest reserves

Brazil combats land clearing with two rainforest reserves

Date : 12th November 2004, Source : ENS



BRASILIA, Brazil, November 12, 2004 (ENS) - President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva signed a decree Tuesday placing two million hectares of the Amazon rainforest under government protection in the form of extractive reserves. By creating two reserves in the state of Para, the President has dealt a blow to the illegal loggers and land hungry ranchers and soy growers who clear the forest that environmentalists call the lungs of the Earth.

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