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Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Deforestation in Rondonia (Brazil) in the nineties
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The graph shows deforestation in Rondonia, Brazil. Brazil covers more than one quarter of the worlds tropical forests. Since 1980 the deforestation has steadily increased. Deforestration can occur as a result of the clearing of large areas for agricultural purposes, commercial logging and the construction of towns or dams. Please be advised that this graphic is likely outdated.