Friday, January 8, 2010

If World Wishes to Save Brazil's Amazon It Has to Trust the Forest's People

Arapiuns River
The Renascer Extractive Reserve was created as a conservation area within the ZEE on June 5, 2009 after a decade of struggle. The communities of the region began lobbying for the creation of a reserve when major logging companies such as Madenorte moved into the region in the late 1990s, occupied the territory, and policed its boundaries with threats and violence.

Photo courtesy of Alberto Cesar/Greenpeace

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