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Amazon and Atlantic Forest under threat: politicians press to dilute Brazil's forestry law

Date : 1st July 2010, Source : Mongabay



A group of Brazilian legislatures, known as the 'ruralistas', are working to change important aspects of the Brazil's landmark 1965 forestry code, undermining forest protection in the Amazon and the Mata Atlantica (also known as the Atlantic Forest) and perhaps heralding a new era of booming deforestation. The ruralistas, linked to big agribusiness and landowners, are taking aim at the part of the forestry code that requires landowners in the Amazon to retain 80 percent of their land area as legal reserves, arguing that the law threatens agricultural development.

http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0701-hance_brazil_forestcode.html





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