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Discussions Discussion Deforestation SOS
Marco Masoni, March 25, 2012

UCLA professor/author, Susanna Hecht, co-authored a piece in National Geographic with Charles Mann, author of 1491 (U.S. National Academy of Sciences’ Keck award for the best book of the year) about how former slaves, or maroons, mixed with Indians to shape the Amazon and have become central to its future.

An interesting excerpt that shows how this occurred:

Living along the rivers like the region’s indigenous peoples, the masterless slaves survived the same way their Indian neighbors did: The river supplied fish and shrimp, small-scale gardens yielded manioc, trees provided everything else. Two centuries of constant planting, tending, and harvesting structured the forest. Mixing together native and African techniques, they created landscapes lush enough to be mistaken for untouched wilderness.”

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/04/maroon-people/mann-hecht-text/1
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Marco Masoni, Feb. 1, 2012

The Mashco-Piro , one of the hundred or so uncontacted tribes remaining in the world, got a photo op but I’m not sure they wanted it. Apparently, they recently attacked some tourists and in a separate incident one of their arrows killed a local who was the only person capable of communicating with them in their language. The reason for the attacks seems to stem from a sense of being threatened, since their lands are increasingly being encroached upon by illegal loggers, eco-tourists and energy prospectors.

http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0201-hance_uncontacted_photos_manu.html
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Discussions Discussion Deforestation SOS
Camilla Pashar, Dec. 10, 2011

Brazil’s Senate passed the new Forest Code late on Tuesday.

Brazil’s Senate, on Tuesday, passed a new Forest Code which will make it difficult to meet its targets on curbing greenhouse emissions, according to a former environment minister.

The bill offers an amnesty to deforesters, reduces forest protection, and will lead to future deforestation,” said Marina Silva [Brazilian presidential candidate] at the UN climate talks in South Africa.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZoCQ7dQQa0
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Discussions Discussion Deforestation SOS
Bert Breton, April 2, 2011

Brazil banks sued for Amazon deforestation: Brazil’s biggest bank - the state-run Banco do Brasil - is being sued for allegedly funding deforestation in the Amazon. Public prosecutors say the bank lent money to companies that illegally cleared the rainforest and used labour practices bordering on slavery.
The smaller state-owned Banco da Amazonia is also being sued

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-12944239
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Discussions Discussion Deforestation SOS
Bert Breton, Feb. 24, 2011

Amazonian Deforestation Up 994%:
According to a report from the Amazon Institute of People and the Environment (IMAZON), 175 square kilometers of forest were cleared in the 12 months ending in December 2010, compared with just 16 square kilometers reported in the time frame ending in December 2009—that’s a devastation increase of 994 percent. The study marks a stunning about face for Brazil’s battle against rampant clear-cutting.Up 994%

http://www.takepart.com/news/2011/02/24/trees-on-the-run-amazonian-deforestation-up-994
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