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BRAZIL'S ATLANTIC FOREST: Key Mammals Dying Off in Rainforest Fragments


Environment  (tags: ecosystems, destruction, environment, habitat, habitatdestruction, world, wildlife, nature, humans, pollution, politics )

Cal
- 736 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Now, almost all of this gone: 93 percent of the Atlantic Forest has been converted to agriculture, pasture, and cities, the bulk of it lost since the 1940s. The Tupi people are largely vanished due to slavery and disease



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Monica D. (580)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 12:54 am
This sounds terrible. The world needs a more environmentally sustainable economy - for people and the planet.
 

John S. (300)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 3:19 am
Grim news, thanks for posting.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 6:31 am
Thanks.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 8:36 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Anna Undebeck (205)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 8:41 am
Didnt sound 2 nice ..
 

pam w. (191)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 8:41 am
This is the saddest thing I've read today....
 

Sandra Penna (71)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 9:16 am
sad sad sad - I'm crying for my country. Brazilian people don't want it; we try to fight, but it's hard!
 

Jose Inacio (1)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 10:57 am
great story
 

Jade N. (22)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 11:02 am
terrible
 

MsR S. (189)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 12:18 pm
That's my home and I feel like the corporations, greedy people, ignorant people are making our situation hopeless... Where is the light that will remind all of us that we're indeed one? Not one of us is immune from this devastation. If you have more $ right now you will escape it for a while but, eventually, we all will find out that you can't eat money, or get real love and care from it!
 

Patricia H. (468)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 12:20 pm
noted, thanks for posting
 

Christeen Anderson (474)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 12:32 pm
Very sad. Thank you for sharing.
 

Dianne D. (457)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 12:56 pm
Brazil has lost most of their rainforest, their oceans are dying, the air if filty. What more is it going to take for the government to stop bending over to big corporation who don't care about the environment. Don't Brazil host the next Olympic"s? They are going to be in very sad shape. Brazil is a good example of human greed.
 

Dave C. (213)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 12:58 pm
sad and scary, hope they will wake up and do what they can to save the rest....
 

Henrik Thorsen (28)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 1:05 pm
Horrible!
 

Cathy P. (95)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 1:20 pm
Cheap burgers are more important to the average person. They just don't care. Billions and billions served.
 

Azaima A. (216)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 1:34 pm
tragic
 

Gene Jacobson (251)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 4:01 pm
"We are far more concerned about the desecration of the flag than we are about the desecration of our land. -Wendell Berry, farmer and author (b. 1934) "

And we will pay dearly for this folly. We rant about ideology while denying the science that tells us we are not only desecrating our land, our only home, but we are close to making it uninhabitable. What will those billionaires spend their money on when the planet is encased in a mile of ice? Shortsighted, greedy fools will kill us all. They rank right up there with the worst mass murderers of history, only their murders will mostly be committed when they are themselves gone. Pity that. They should somehow be made to stay and see the outcome of their avarice.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 4:13 pm
o more eating of animals will restore these forests!!!! It is up to us as individuals to choose never to participate in destruction.
 

janet f. (29)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 4:36 pm
This is now out of control. It's not one region or one forest or one species on one continent. We are destroying this planet and it appears there is no stopping the destruction. Too few people care enough. This is just tragic.
 

Glenville J O. (0)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 6:16 pm
Why do people want more when they already have more than sufficient to survive. Powerful people want more power, wealthy people want more wealth, countries want to expand their economies, the rest of us may want the latest car, TV, clothes or even more babies, and not give to much thought on the impact all this wanting more has on our planet and everything that depends on it for life. Once we have sufficient for our need to live comfortably, happiness will be found with a clear conscience, good health, loving friends for company... even animal friends and the willingness to help those in need. If we are able to elect a wise and able government to serve us, they can sort out the rest using our tax money which we should be pleased to give them.
 

carol k. (17)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 6:31 pm
greedy mankind is such a destructive force to life. this is beyond wrong and disastrous. it must be stopped before all is lost
 

Nimue P. (230)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 7:28 pm
Sadly noted.
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 10:15 pm
destruction yet marvels of how the patches of forest left support remnants of what once was
 

Sonny Honrado (6)
Friday August 17, 2012, 12:16 am
Noted.
 

Devon Leonard (54)
Friday August 17, 2012, 12:18 am
People are in la la land to dismiss the consequences of their destructive actions for shallow short term gain. How can anyone with a heart keep doing this...at any price !! We need noble leaders in our world to turn the tide....... To do what is truly right.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Friday August 17, 2012, 5:12 am
Very sad that animals suffer because of humans fault!
 

Maggie Carmel (5)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 9:30 am
Noted
 
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