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Brazil's Amazon boom pits economic growth versus forest

Date : 7th April 2012, Source : BBC Link to News Story

Marcelo Gordo is standing in the back garden of a small house in a suburb of Manaus, the capital of Brazil's Amazonas state, hoping to catch sight of a pied tamarin. These small primates, with white upper bodies and brown bottoms, live only in rainforest surrounding the city and as Manaus grows and expands, they are becoming trapped in isolated patches of forest. Mr Gordo, a researcher from the Federal University of Amazonas, has been studying these creatures for some 14 years. He has pinpointed a group of about eight which live in a jungle-covered gully behind this row of houses.

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