Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Amazon loses 273 km ² of forest in August, says Imazon

Amazon deforestation
The institute said in August 2009, deforestation increased by 167% over the same period last year. Imazon recorded the highest proportion ever found of deforestation in protected areas: 100 square kilometers deforested where deforestation should be zero.

Please note: This article is in Portuguese.

[Photograph by: Alberto Cesar/Greenpeace]

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