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Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=51257"><span class="small">Letícia Casado and Ernesto Londoño, The New York Times</span></a>   
Sunday, 28 July 2019 11:55

Excerpt: "The destruction of the Amazon rain forest in Brazil has increased rapidly since the nation's new far-right president took over and his government scaled back efforts to fight illegal logging, ranching and mining."

The Amazon rain forest in Para State, Brazil. Deforestation is increasing in the country, but the current government has reduced enforcement of protective laws. (photo: Mauro Pimentel/AgFP/Getty Images)
The Amazon rain forest in Para State, Brazil. Deforestation is increasing in the country, but the current government has reduced enforcement of protective laws. (photo: Mauro Pimentel/AgFP/Getty Images)


Amazon Protections Are Slashed and Forests Fall

By Letícia Casado and Ernesto Londoño, The New York Times

28 July 19

 

he destruction of the Amazon rain forest in Brazil has increased rapidly since the nation’s new far-right president took over and his government scaled back efforts to fight illegal logging, ranching and mining.

Protecting the Amazon was at the heart of Brazil’s environmental policy for much of the past two decades. At one point, Brazil’s success in slowing the deforestation rate made it an international example of conservation and the effort to fight climate change.

But with the election of President Jair Bolsonaro, a populist who has been fined personally for violating environmental regulations, Brazil has changed course substantially, retreating from the efforts it once made to slow global warming by preserving the world’s largest rain forest.

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+1 # ourconstitution.info 2019-07-28 21:51
The US is in no position to lecture with our current environmental policies. However, primary and rain forest land is limited and crucial to worldwide ecosystems and survival. We should financially incentivize them to save this resource, and encourage sustainable use for income. Never buy rain forest or other endangered woods. Until the plunder stops, boycott Brazil and all products other than sustainable.