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Brazil: Environmentalists Alarmed over Temer’s ‘Ruthless’ Forest Bill

  •  A man walks past a vehicle ready to drag a log from the forest in Jamanxim national park. He was hired by loggers to cut down trees in the Amazon rainforest
A man walks past a vehicle ready to drag a log from the forest in Jamanxim national park. He was hired by loggers to cut down trees in the Amazon rainforest | Photo: Reuters

Environmentalists are deeply worried about Brazil’s Brazil’s government newly proposed bill that aims to reduce the boundaries of a national forest in the Amazonian state of Para.

If the bill is approved, the legislation would open up 860,000 acres of a protected national forest in the Para area to logging, mining and agricultural use.

Carlos Xavier, president of a group in Para lobbying to reduce the size of the Jamanxim forest, said the proposal would bring “economic progress” to the region.

But environmental activists are…

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