Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Deforestation in the heart of the Amazon...

After years of decline, the felling of trees in the Amazon and the murderous violence that accompanies it is rising ahead of proposed changes to Brazil's forest code. In order to document the increases in deforestation in the world's largest rainforest, Greenpeace went airbourne and took a series of aerial photographs of the Amazon and the images are certainly worrying.

The images, combined with satellite data, are being presented to the Brazilian government today - will be interesting to see what their reaction is.

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