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Geometrical scars on the land, Brazil

Geometrical scars on the land, Brazil

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Uploaded 21 Feb 2011 by Riccardo Pravettoni
Year: 2010
From collection: World Forest Ecosystems
Taken by: Riccardo Pravettoni
Here in Mato Grosso, the Amazon has been exploited in the name of agriculture, with little regard for the environmental impacts. Sugar cane and soybean plantations have replaced hectare after hectare of jungle. Since 1988 Mato Grosso has lost more forest than any other state in the Brazilian Amazon (1) and geometrical lines now scar the landscape as evidence of this. (1) http://news.mongabay.com/2010/1107-mato_grosso.html
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