Wednesday, June 8, 2011

BRAZIL - deforestation Renewed

Deforestation in the Amazon state has increased 27% year on year, according to the same data from the Ministry of Environment, reveals A Folha de São Paulo. The satellite observations show Deter between August 2010 and April 2011, 1848 square kilometers of forest were destroyed, where a year earlier, during the same period, 1455 square kilometers of trees had disappeared.

The minister, Izabella Teixeira, finds the situation "worrying" and to convene a crisis, but it refuses to link this trend with the discussion on the Forestry Code, which should facilitate the right of landowners to exploit agricultural land and So to cut trees. The newspaper leaves instead hear that "many owners, knowing that the code granting them amnesty, early voting and have already begun to destroy the forest." The discussion should be on May 11 but was postponed due to strong opposition from environmentalists.

They accuse him of facilitating deforestation in the guise of environmental protection.

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