Brazil planning to open up 860,000 acres of the Amazon to logging, mining and farming

Brazil planning to open up 860,000 acres of the Amazon to logging, mining and farming

The Brazilian environment ministry is proposing the release of 860,000 acres in the National Forest of Jamanxim for agricultural use, mining and logging. The government’s order was a compromise measure after protests from local residents and ecologists who claim that the bill could lead to further deforestation in the Pará area.

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