Saving the Amazon: Brazil is Winning the War on Deforestation

Saving the Amazon: Brazil is Winning the War on Deforestation

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amazon-forest-riverFor years, the story told about the Amazon has been one of destruction. But in Brazil the environmental battle is actually being won.

In 2004 the nation declared it would cut deforestation by 80% by 2020.  

Seven years later, it has almost reached its goal. The latest figures, released just weeks ago, show that 2011 had the lowest rates of deforestation since records began three decades ago.

Learn how they did it…

(READ the feature story in the BBC)

Thanks to Priscilla Whitaker for sending the link!

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