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Mapping the Amazon…

February 12, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Efforts have begun to map the soya plantations that exist in the Amazon to record the amount of land that is disappearing from the deforestation of the Amazon.  Greenpeace has teamed up with some local Brazilian organizations to map soya plantations, tribal habitats, and where former tribal habitats used to exist.  This project will help provide a case to stop the deforestation of the Amazon and hopefully provide the land to these indigenous people that was taken from under them due to the harvesting of the valuable raw materials located in the Amazon.

To read more about this effort, click here

Kenneth E. Liwag, Rutgers University Planning Intern, VERTICES, LLC.

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