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Amazon deforestation falls again | guardian.co.uk

Data from satellite images shows 23% reduction in deforestation from August 2011 to July 2012 against the previous year by Adam Vaughan Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has fallen again in the past 12 months, according to preliminary data published by Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research. The reduction follows the passing of Brazil’s Forest Code in April, which green ...

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Nearly 100 bird species face increased risk of extinction in the Amazon | guardian.co.uk

Deforestation causing loss of habitat across the region, as vulture numbers decline in Africa and long-tailed ducks disappear from Europe Fiona Harvey, environment correspondent Birds in the Amazon are under increasing threat from deforestation, while large populations of duck have disappeared from northern Europe, and vultures are under intensifying attack in Africa, according to the latest survey of the world’s ...

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Amazon defenders face death or exile | The Guardian

In June Brazil will host the Rio+20 United Nations conference on sustainable development. World leaders will gather in Rio to debate how to reconcile economic development with environmental conservation and social inclusion. Brazil will be able to trumpet advances in its battle against deforestation – in December the government claimed Amazon destruction had fallen to its lowest level in 23 ...

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