Brazil vote sparks fears for future of rainforest

Dave Gilbert – CNN, 03/05/2012

The jaguar is one of the endangered species to be found in Amazonia - this one is pictured in a Brazilian reserve.

Brazil stands at a crossroads in its efforts to preserve the Amazon rainforest, as the government considers controversial legislation governing land use.

For most of the last decade it has made a dramatic reduction in the rate of deforestation — providing a model of how it could be tackled in other rainforest areas such as Indonesia and Congo.

The Amazon rainforest covers a huge area, roughly half as large as the United States, with around 60% of it in Brazil.

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