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The fight to save the Amazon is a matter of life or death for those trying to protect it

Amazonian tribes and local campaigners who stand up to the illegal networks that are destroying the world's largest tropical rainforest are being threatened, attacked and even killed.

A Four Corners investigation has found the Brazilian Amazon is being destroyed at rapidly increasing rates from a combination of illegal logging, beef and soy farming and deliberately lit fires.

  • Reporters
  • Four Corners and ABC News

The Amazon has been described as a lawless land with criminal networks running major illegal logging operations with…

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