Deforestation rates in the Brazilian Amazon down 80% in the last decade

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Amazon near Manaus [credit: Wikipedia] Amazon near Manaus [credit: Wikipedia]

Read the full article by Conserve if possible – this is just the introduction.

What do you think of when you hear the words “Amazon rainforest”?

Do you think about parrots and poison dart frogs, about marmosets and massive trees, and how tropical rainforests are home to roughly 50% of the species on Earth? Do you think about the vast scale of the Amazon, an immense ecosystem that covers 40% of South America and produces 20% of the world’s oxygen?

Or do you think of deforestation, clear cutting, and environmental disaster?

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