Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Brazil on Tuesday declared new indigenous reserves in vast tracts of Amazon rainforest

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

The zones, amounting to 50,000 square kilometers (19,300 square miles), will enjoy protected status for the 7,000 indigenous Brazilians living in them, according to the decree signed by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

[Photograph by: Heribert Proepper/AP]

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