Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Brazilian beef producers agree to protect Amazon rainforest

Amazon Cattle
Deforestation around the globe is blamed for around a fifth of the emissions of greenhouse gases. Citing figures from the Brazilian Institute for Geography and Statistics (IGBE), Greenpeace said pasturelands in Amazonia grew by about 10 million hectares 1996-2006, equivalent to the area of Iceland.

[Photograph by: Farmers Guardian]

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