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Bad News 2: Soya Drives Massive Increase in Deforestation

This article is shocking. Rates of deforestation have quadrupled in the last three months, driven by rising soya prices on the international commodities markets.

An official from the institute which monitors deforestation for the Brazilian government is quoted as saying, “We’ve never before detected such a high deforestation rate at this time of year.”

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Bad News 1: Cattle and the World Bank

This article in The Independent last week shows very clearly how difficult it is to fight against the forces destroying the Amazon rain forest.

 For anyone who doesn’t have time to read the whole thing, the following quote might make you think: “The new report estimates that the internationally funded expansion of Brazil’s beef industry was responsible for up to 12 billion tons of CO2 emissions over the past decade – an amount comparable to two years of emissions from the US.” This is not a small, peripheral problem. It is one which represents a huge threat to the entire population of the world – and in the front line of those under immediate threat are the tribal indigenous people of the Amazon.

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www.timesonline.co.uk

The website of the London Times newspaper is running a picture gallery of the Heart of Brazil exhibition. See www.timesonline.co.uk/travelimages.

The Heart of Brazil in The Independent

Today’s Independent newspaper, published nationally in the UK, features a double page spread on the expedition. The online version can be seen at: http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article3047638.ece but it has no photos.

Em Português

Para quem fala português, tudo que é escrito aqui você pode ler em português no site do BBC Brasil:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/portuguese/forum e clique “Projeto Xingu”.

For Portuguese speakers, please see the BBC Brasil website by clicking on the link above, then click “Projeto Xingu”.