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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Protected areas cover 44% of the Brazilian Amazon

Protected areas cover 44% of the Brazilian Amazon

Date : 20th April 2011, Source : Mongabay



Protected areas now cover nearly 44 percent of the Amazon an area larger than Greenland but suffer from encroachment and poor management, reports a new study by Imazon and the Instituto Socioambiental (ISA). The report, published in Portuguese, says that by December 2010, protected areas in the Brazilian Amazon amounted to 2,197,485 square kilometers. Conservation units like national parks accounted for just over half the area (50.6 percent), while indigenous territories represented 49.4 percent.

http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0420-protected_amazon.html





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