Featured video: on-the-ground look at Brazil's fight against deforestation

Jeremy Hance
November 15, 2012

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A new video by the Guardian takes an on-the-ground look at Brazil's efforts to tackle deforestation in the Amazon. Using satellite imagery, an elite team of enforcement agents are now able to react swiftly to illegal deforestation. The crackdown on deforestation has been successful: destruction of the Amazon has slowed by around 75 percent in the last 8 years. Farmers cut or burn down forests largely for cattle ranching and vast soy fields. Sixty percent of the Amazon rainforest is found in Brazil.

Jeremy Hance
mongabay.com (November 15, 2012).

Featured video: on-the-ground look at Brazil's fight against deforestation.