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The lack of a plan to preserve the Amazon rainforest

The lack of a plan to preserve the Amazon rainforest

A study conducted by a network of researchers from 6 countries has identified that 68% of environmental protection and indigenous lands in the Amazon are under threat. The menace comes from infrastructure projects, plans of economic development, and land exploitation activities.

The most damage is inflicted by projects supported by local and federal governments, such as new roads—of the 136,000km built so far, 26,000 are within protected areas.

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