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Under Pressure From Rising Deforestation, Brazil's IBAMA Establishes 'Zero Deforestation Policy' in the Amazon

Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, rainforest protection, world, Amazon, Amazon deforestation, conservation, humans, protection, wildlife, trees, forests )

- 2982 days ago -
IBAMA, Brazil's equivalent of the EPA, is suspending 1,300 planned operations for 2011 in order to concentrate on curbing a spike in regional deforestation through a two-pronged strategy...


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Alexandra Rodda (180)
Wednesday May 18, 2011, 5:16 am
This is good news! If more people and countries act in this, we might survive after all.

. (0)
Wednesday May 18, 2011, 6:43 am
Just another blá-blá-blá. Every single day the forest goes smaller. Is so sad seen trucks and trucks with trees going "free" away. Thank you Cal.

Wednesday May 18, 2011, 7:44 am

Alejandra V (139)
Wednesday May 18, 2011, 9:57 am
I agree with Anne Marie. The previous Brazilian administration let everybody to destroy the Amazon. The same party is ruling the country now... why should we expect that they stop this madness???

David C (75)
Wednesday May 18, 2011, 12:32 pm
good news if it becomes reality! I remember hearing and reading topics like this before and then we hear they really haven't stopped or even slowly the cutting, logging, roadbuilding, etc at all if any. maybe this time, before its too late.

. (0)
Wednesday May 18, 2011, 3:01 pm
The problem is known, and is it sounds like there is every hope this will turn around. Good news.

Monica D (580)
Wednesday May 18, 2011, 4:50 pm
This sounds good, and I hope that it will become reality.

Terry King (113)
Wednesday May 18, 2011, 5:10 pm
Trying to remain hopeful!

Hartson Doak (39)
Wednesday May 18, 2011, 7:46 pm
The jungle is one of the lungs of the Earth. It is wonderful that Brazil is trying to get the asma out.

Rani Lyons (41)
Wednesday May 18, 2011, 8:11 pm
all positive thoughts for making this a reality

Dana W (9)
Wednesday May 18, 2011, 11:13 pm
Hope it helps.

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 12:06 am
I agree with Dave. Thank you Cal

Ellen m (215)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 12:59 am
Geez, that was hard, looking at those graphs.
As optimistic as I may want to be, thats a whole lot of land to cover, but its a much needed start.
Thanks so much for some good news!

Robert O (12)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 1:21 am

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Thursday May 19, 2011, 1:42 am
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