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Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon cut by half

Date : 29th August 2005, Source : ENS

BRASILIA, Brazil, August 29, 2005 (ENS) - Over the last 11 months there has been a 50 percent drop in deforestation in the Amazon region, according to satellite data released Friday by the Brazilian Environment Ministry. The government said the reduced clearcutting is due to its new conservation units and stronger enforcement programs, but conservationists say a fall in soy prices and production also reduced the push for land clearing.

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