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How Brazil can beat the odds and restore a huge swathe of the Amazon
Over the past few decades the international community has watched as the destruction of Earth’s largest forest has intensified.
- The Conversation
Deforestation has been eating away at the Amazon’s fringes, mainly for commercial cattle ranching and agricultural plantation.
The agriculture, livestock, mining and infrastructure sectors have been promoted due to powerful financial and development pressures for high profits and economic growth.
Meanwhile, indigenous peoples, traditional communities and smallholders have had their livelihoods imperilled, while carbon emissions have increased, water quality and…