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About time - Brazilian farmers ordered to start reforestation

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Very good news appeared this week in the form of an announcement from Brazil's government that they are redrawing a longstanding forestry code, one that will hopefully prevent farmers from encroaching on the Amazon.  

 

The new code will at last clarify the requirements for protecting the dwindling Amazon rainforest.

 

Aghast are farmers who have overstepped the mark. They will be ordered to reforest an area roughly the same size as Italy! That's about 30 million hectares.

 

I say too bad for them. Sustainable forestry is the only way to go. I can only hope that this does not become a law that becomes unenforceable in the deep rural regions. 

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Great news! Yippee!  Great to see countries all over the world are really investing in reforestation in a big way.  Some countries have even reversed the trend and their overall forest cover is increasing :) As you say John, about time!

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