1 Tahrcountry Musings: Two New National Parks Created in Amazon

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Two New National Parks Created in Amazon

Brazil has created two new national parks in the Amazon. Total area of the parks is 1.5 million hectares .The Brazilian Amazon sprawling over 4.1 million square kilometers has seen lot of controversial logging operations in the recent past. Last year the forest lost 26,130 square kilometers to logging, development works and farming. The creation of 2 new National Parks brings fresh hopes for the environmentalists of Brazil.

2 comments:

JLB said...

This is great news! I hope that it means these lands will be protected from deforestation.

We're having trouble in US with the current administration's actions to open "salvage logging" in national parks... it is under the pretense of reducing forest fires, but when you read the material you can see that there is more to it:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/healthyforests/

http://www.sierraclub.org/forests/fires/healthyforests_initiative.asp

tahrman said...

Thank you for the links