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Brazil vows to stem Amazon loss

Date : 24th January 2008, Source : BBC Link to News Story

Brazil has agreed emergency measures to stem deforestation as government figures revealed a sharp increase in the rate of clearances in the Amazon. The steps were announced after an emergency cabinet meeting chaired by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The measures include sending extra federal police and environmental agents to stop farmers and cattle ranchers illegally felling any more rainforest. In the last five months of 2007, 3,235 sq km (1,250 sq miles) were lost.

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