[American Quartely] Four Strategies to Build a Future for the Amazon

The region known as Nova Floresta is deeply deforested along the highway connecting the states of Amazonas and Rondônia. Raphael Alves / Washington Post via Getty Images

The recent history of the Brazilian Amazon is one of rapid change. Over the last 50 years, the proportion of original rainforest that has been cut down increased from a mere 0.5% in 1970 to more than 21% as of 2021. The accumulated destruction—totaling more than 205 million acres—covers an area the size of Italy and Spain put together.Brazil’s rainforest is suffering from record deforestation and poverty—but in crisis, there’s opportunity. Leia a notícia completa em inglês clicando aqui!

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