1 Tahrcountry Musings: New Protected Areas Formed In Brazil

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

New Protected Areas Formed In Brazil

Brazilian government has announced the creation of new protected areas in the Amazon region totaling approximately 2.5 million ha. Amazon has the world's highest diversity of birds and freshwater fish, as well as the planet's largest rainforest, which is home to more than one third of all species. For an area that is severely threatened by illegal logging, slash-and-burn agriculture and other human activities this is a great boon. Environmentalist are rejoiced

2 comments:

JLB said...

And I am rejoicing along with them! That is truly wonderful news!!

Anonymous said...

I agree with jlb.This is truly wonderful