Paving the way to the future of Amazonia

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Abstract

The fate of the Brazilian Amazon is threatened by a new wave of frontier expansion following new infrastructure commitments worth US$40bn from the federal Government. In a recent paper, alarming rates of deforestation and forest degradation have been predicted, which could be either pessimistic or optimistic depending on the scale of forest disturbance being considered. A more decisive preventative approach is needed to prevent further impoverishment of both the biota and rural population of Amazonia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-219
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Ecology & Evolution
Volume16
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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