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Wild Amazon faces destruction as Brazil’s farmers and loggers target national park

Today, orange dirt roads, cut into the forest by illegal loggers, lead you to the north-western flank of the elevated hilltop. Now called the Serra Ricardo Franco state park, this is nominally a conservation area set up with support from the World Bank. Instead of forest, however, you find swaths of land invaded by farmers, stripped of trees, and turned over to pasture for 240,000 cows. There are even private airfields inside the park’s boundaries, which exist on maps only.
Parque Estadual Serra Ricardo Franco
Issue: Agroecology Typology: Policies
amazon forest
29/05/17