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Brazil to auction off large blocks of Amazon rainforest for logging

Date : 13th October 2010, Source : Mongabay



Brazil will auction large blocks of the Amazon rainforest to private timber companies as part of an effort to reduce demand for illegal logging, reports Reuters. The government will grant 1 million hectares (2.5 million acres) of logging concessions by the end of the year, according to Antonio Carlos Hummel, head of Brazil's National Forestry Service. Within four to five years, 11 million hectares will be auctioned.

http://news.mongabay.com/2010/1012-brazil_privatization.html





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