The Amazon is in serious danger

posted on 28th of june, 2011

The Amazon is in serious danger because one of the two chambers of the Brazilian parliament has decided to bin the laws currently protecting the forest. Congress has voted to remove the legal bulwarks protecting the Amazon rain forest from stripping by livestock farmers and large property owners. The atmosphere in the Amazon area of Brazil is also becoming increasingly tense because the price of raw materials has spiralled, boosting land values hugely. The agricultural lobby has managed to successfully oppose the Forest Law which thus far has prevented large stretches of rain forest from being destroyed to make way for tillage and grazing. The law allows tillage and livestock farmers to strip just one fifth of the forest on their land and forces them to keep 80% under trees. Unfortunately,...

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Comments (4)

Posted by Dmccale on June 29, 2011
yes it is so sad.Thanks for the reminder.Wish we all could do something.Peace to all Debbie
Posted by smartview27 on June 28, 2011
Very sad.
Posted by Egomezta on June 28, 2011
So sad.... But this is a global problem, everywhere is happening the same.

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