Brazil unveiled its "Sustainable Amazon" plan...


Amazon Attack- "In May, Brazil unveiled its "Sustainable Amazon" plan to address rising deforestation and illegal logging, though critics say the scheme is too pro-development. The plan includes US$600 million in low-interest loans to encourage farmers to adopt eco-friendly farming methods and offers social security and unemployment benefits for some 40,000 families formerly involved in logging."

Ben Block. Updates from "The Incredible Shrinking Amazon Rainforest," May/June 2008, p.12 issue. Fact came from "Amazon Attack," World Watch. July/August 2008, 5 .

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