Gallery: Brazil Annouces 84% Reduction in Amazon Deforestation

 

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Brazil just released some encouraging figures that suggest the government has been able to drastically reduce the rate of deforestation in the Amazon. According to reports, deforestation has been reduced by 84 percent over the past eight years, putting the nation on track to meet goals set at the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. However, concerns are being raised that this positive trend is already reversing, with an uptick in destruction of the Amazon’s canopy in recent months.

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