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Brazil deforestation slows again

Date : 8th December 2007, Source : BBC Link to News Story

Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest fell by 20% between August 2006 and July 2007, according to interim figures released by the Brazilian government. It is the third year in a row that there has been a fall. Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said the new figures were good, but felt Brazil could have done more. Environmental groups said the government is celebrating a past achievement when it knows the rate of deforestation is on the increase again. While the Brazilian government views the fall in deforestation as encouraging news, there is a general recognition that protecting the Amazon is an enormous challenge.

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