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Brazil Protects Vast New Areas of Amazon Rainforest


Environment  (tags: Amazon rainforest, Brazil, new protected areas, conservation, habitat, environment, ecosystems, nature, wildlife )

Cher
- 4025 days ago - wildlifeextra.com
Brazil has commemorated World Environment Day by creating four new protected areas, three of them in the Amazon rainforest. President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva signed the documents authorizing the three new protected areas in the Amazon,



   

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Cher C (1424)
Tuesday June 10, 2008, 8:13 am

Brazil has commemorated World Environment Day by creating four new protected areas, three of them in the Amazon rainforest.

President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva signed the documents authorizing the three new protected areas in the Amazon, including Mapinguari National Park in Amazonas state, named after a mythical red furry creature supposedly living in the rainforest.

 

Gorilly Girl (339)
Tuesday June 10, 2008, 8:37 am
Good news is it not....

Is it just me or is this site sloooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwww today???

Big Gorilly Hugs
 

Marisa Sebastian (130)
Tuesday June 10, 2008, 11:25 am

Love this news!! Thanks for that Cher!

Gorilly, the site is MEGA slow. Wonder when Care2 will get its act together... sigh...

Gonna copy you: Big bull hugs! :-)
 

Morgan Griffith (225)
Tuesday June 10, 2008, 1:15 pm
every bit of land that is set aside for the animals is great.
 

Louise L (48)
Tuesday June 10, 2008, 4:48 pm
It is so exciting that FINALLY a country has stepped up to the plate, and taken real action! It is also sad that it was not the USA.....praying that the next election will change that. Thanks as usual, Cher.
 

Rebeca P (0)
Wednesday June 11, 2008, 9:38 am
Brazil has always been environmentally-conscious, but economic pressure from private industries in other industrialized nations have forced some local farmers to deforest illegally. According to Time magazine, a great majority of the deforestation is due to the Gasoline Biofuels Boom (corn ethanol) and World Soybean Consumption. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1725975,00.html
It is sad to see that Brazil has to compromise its ideals for economic progress, but isn't that what every country does. I'm glad that President Ignacio has protected more land. Too bad I didn't see the Amazon in the 1980's when I was there, before all this deforestation began.
 

Raven Sky Dawna Raven Sky Zimb (261)
Wednesday June 11, 2008, 2:05 pm
thanks cher.. that is good news as in the past they haven't had the greatest integrity regarding this matter. So many poor, yet amazing resources to be preserved and treasured.. I have friends from there and I know being South America's largest land mass they should pay attention to what their resources can do for one and all.
 

serge vrabec (278)
Wednesday June 11, 2008, 7:20 pm
The lifetime crusade of your days must be to develop a new energy ethic to sustain life on earth. Cherish sunsets, wild creatures and wild places. Have a love affair with the wonder and beauty of the earth.

-- Stewart Udall
thx Cher!
 
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