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Declarefragileareas as protectedzones Enforcelawsagainstpoaching - (Poaching is the illegal taking of wild plants or animals contrary to local and international conservation and wildlife management laws.) Listareas as UNESCO World Heritagesites.
Thepassagedescribesconflictingviews of development in the Amazon region. EXPORT PRODUCTION THE THREE COMMODITIES – (COMMODITY)-meta SOY - BEEF - TIMBER THE PORTION OF EXPORTS TRENDS AND PATTERNS FOR EACH COMMODITY IN BRASIL – The Chart With Bar Graphs How doeseach trend relatetoproblemsmentioned in thereading ?
Governor of Amazonian state Mato Grasso also owns world's largest soybean producer. Helped make soy Brazil's No. 1 export; accused of tearing down rainforest, awarded Greenpeace's "Golden Chainsaw Award" in 2005.
THE TWO MAIN MODELS OF DEVELOPMENT IN THE AMAZON Big Business Environmentalism
Close to 20 % of the Amazon rainforest has beencutdown = morethan in allthe 450 years since theEuropeancolonizationbegan. 1970 1980 1990 2000 2011 2021 2031 _____x_____x____x_____x_____x_____x___ 10 years 20 years 30 years 40 years 10 years 20 years An additional 20 % of thetreeswill be lostoverthenexttwodecades. Ifthathappens, theforest’secologymaybegintofall apart.