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President Dilma - veto this Amazon forest code hatchet job

Posted by bex — 26 April 2012 at 1:51pm - Comments
Jaguar in the Amazon rainforest
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The Amazon is the planet's largest remaining rainforest, teeming with more wildlife than anywhere else on Earth.

Following years of intense pressure from the agribusiness sector, Brazil's parliament yesterday afternoon approved sweeping reforms to the country's forest protection law that spell destruction for the Amazon rainforest.

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Greenpeace samba campaigners in London join worldwide call to save Amazon

Last edited 29 November 2011 at 12:45pm
29 November, 2011

Greenpeace campaigners in London today joined forces with a samba band and marched to the Brazilian Embassy in a last-ditch bid to save the Amazon.

The activists paraded from Hyde Park to the embassy in Mayfair, where a banner saying ‘Save the Amazon’ was hoisted on a lamp-post and the band played for the embassy staff.

Time to keep promises on protecting the Amazon

Posted by sebastianbock — 25 November 2011 at 7:00am - Comments
Burning pasture in the Amazon
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Deforestation in the Amazon will increase if changes to the Forest Code are passed

Copenhagen, December 2009: amidst the general feeling of disappointment due to the lack of leadership at the UN climate conference, Brazil is responsible for one of the very few rays of hope: the chief of cabinet announces a set of very ambitious environmental targets, including a commitment to a 80 per cent reduction in deforestation by 2020. The chief of cabinet's name? Dilma Rousseff. Her job today? President of Brazil.

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