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Amazon Deforestation Rises as Government Moves to Weaken Indigenous Protections

Environment  (tags: Brazil, Amazon, deforestation, public policy, indigenous rights, Indigenous rights and justice, environment, destruction, ecosystems, habitat, habitatdestruction, animals, world, wildlife, protection )

- 814 days ago -
The move to strip the country's National Indigenous Foundation (Funai) of its power on Indigenous land matters comes after the country saw a 30% rise in deforestation of tropical rainforests.


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Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday January 30, 2017, 4:19 am

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday January 30, 2017, 5:25 am
Shared article over social media to raise and spread awareness.

Mariana L (83)
Monday January 30, 2017, 9:33 am
Thank you for sharing Cal,noted

Winn Adams (179)
Tuesday January 31, 2017, 6:42 am
Thanks Cal :-(

Donna T (0)
Tuesday January 31, 2017, 7:09 am
thank you

pam w (139)
Tuesday January 31, 2017, 7:28 am

Lisa M (15)
Tuesday January 31, 2017, 9:16 am

David C (78)
Tuesday January 31, 2017, 11:43 am
awful, thanks, sadly noted

Dot A (180)
Tuesday January 31, 2017, 12:37 pm
Personal true story / happened decades ago,..... I was a server at the time. A gluttonous business man, his stomach stuffed yet his appetite unsatisfied, took out his large cigar and leaned back in his chair to address those who'd he'd brought to surround him during his obvious display of vulgar wealth and lack of virtues, as he's asked to be sheltered from the busy dining room to the exclusive area where his bragging could be absorbed by his boot licking followers. The phrase that still stings my ears is the moment when the idea of earth's eco system was suffering because of the Amazon's deforestation. His callous comment rings into the mouths of those boot lickers of today, the eager money handlers who only hear the "ca-ching" of cash, and did not hear the trees falling in the forest: "I'm not worried," he smiled and exclaimed, "because when it becomes a real problem, I'm not gonna be here." Ah, and there's the awful truth of most business minded human beings,... It's not my problem. I don't think about those things. I can't worry over such matters. I'll let somebody else fix the mess. I'm making my millions, and the world problems can't stop me from being a success. On it goes,.... The Trump-ette of the lesser angels who tread upon the earth for only personal profit and find no error in collateral damage if it gets them ahead. That fat blowhard with the chimney stack cigar smoke pouring out of his mouth propagates with only the love of money, and no love for anything, or anybody, else. It's a downhill fall, that humanity and life itself cannot take if it sees any future of peace, happiness, and any form of civility for living beings, - including the magnificent trees.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday January 31, 2017, 12:55 pm
Reshared article over social media to raise and spread awareness

Dianne D (490)
Tuesday January 31, 2017, 1:00 pm
discussing what humans do to each other all for money. We all are held accountable for our actions.

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday January 31, 2017, 1:42 pm
Disgusting. Thanks Cal

Jeff Creech (64)
Tuesday January 31, 2017, 3:27 pm

Sheila D (28)
Tuesday January 31, 2017, 6:03 pm
It is horrifying to realize when the forests are gone, we probably will be too. Thanks for sharing, Cal.

Janet B (0)
Tuesday January 31, 2017, 9:10 pm

Dawnie W (250)
Tuesday January 31, 2017, 10:07 pm
❤️Noted...Thanking you kindly❤️

😉💜ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ😺♥L💜ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥😺Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💛ღ❤️😉

Raleigh k (359)
Wednesday February 1, 2017, 12:50 am
noted shared

Arild Gone for now (174)
Wednesday February 1, 2017, 3:03 am

Hugh Smith (112)
Wednesday February 1, 2017, 6:45 am
Outrageous, noted thank you.

Angelica C (49)
Sunday February 5, 2017, 10:10 am
Noted, thank you for sharing Cal.

Melania P (123)
Tuesday April 4, 2017, 12:31 pm
Disgusting! Sharing
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