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Woods Hole Research Center 2007; Amazon Institute for Environmental Research et al. 2006; Reuters 2008. Research, information collection and elaboration by Giulio Frigieri, University of Bologna, Italy, 2008.
Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Amazonian Deforestation in the Global Context
Philippe Rekacewicz assisted by Cecile Marin, Agnes Stienne, Guilio Frigieri, Riccardo Pravettoni, Laura Margueritte and Marion Lecoquierre.
Growing global demand for land for the production
of agricultural commodities has resulted in sometimes
irreversible changes to the world’s forest cover. The Amazon is now part of a
national and international economy
which, through globalization, is
responding to market demands, accelerating
the rate at which agricultural
crops and cattle ranching are replacing
or impoverishing native forests
(Nepstad et al. 2006).