Monday, November 16, 2009

Group of scientists asks for cancellation of the reconstruction of the BR-319

Highway linking Porto Velho to Manaus

A group of scientists published an open letter to president Lula asking for the cancellation of the reconstruction of highway BR-319, which connects Porto Velho to Manaus. The main argument is that the road would more bring deforestation for one of the preserved regions of the Amazon.

Please note: This article is in Portuguese.

[Photograph by: Iberê Thenório/Globo Amazônia]

1 comment:

  1. They are causing deforestation in your part, but it is bad to everyone else in the world. I agree with the scientists.