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Mon Jan 30, 2017, 04:08 AM

Amazon Deforestation Rises as Government Moves to Weaken Indigenous Protections


Sunday, January 29, 2017
By Anna Sophie Gross, Energydesk | Report



The Brazilian government is changing the process for approving Indigenous lands, with critics warning the country now risks sliding back after years of progress on climate and environment.

The move to strip the country's National Indigenous Foundation (Funai) of its power on Indigenous land matters comes after the country saw a 30% rise in deforestation of tropical rainforests.

Brazil's justice minister, Alexandre de Morates announced last week that decisions over demarcating Indigenous land will now be made by the ministry of justice.

Environmentalists and political figures say the changes will weaken land rights of Indigenous communities and make it easier for agricultural firms to move into the Amazon where much of the land is located.

More:
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/39268-amazon-deforestation-rises-as-government-moves-to-weaken-indigenous-protections

(Remember, they weren't able to do this until they removed Dilma Rousseff from office.)

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Mon Jan 30, 2017, 08:12 AM

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