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BRASILIA, Brazil -- Brazil has set up a crisis center to combat increased deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, the nation's environmental minister said Wednesday. Minister Izabella Teixeira said officials had to take action after satellite data showed a significant increase in deforestation over the past two months. In the previous year, Brazil recorded the lowest annual deforestation rates since records started being kept more than two decades ago.
"We created a crisis committee ... to determine and combat the causes of this increase," Teixeira said. The committee, which will meet weekly, is made up of environmental agents, federal police, highway federal police and state agents, Teixeira said. The committee will coordinate about 700 agents and police officers in the region to fight deforestation, she said.
Some environmental experts, however, warned that simple economics were driving the deforestation rates, and that as the global economy recovers from financial crisis, the rates would rise again as demand for soy and cattle raised in the Amazon increases. Farmers and ranchers would likely clear more land to produce those products.
Originally posted by foreshadower99
Well that's what you get if you try to help poor countrys by giving the farmers some jobs!
All honesty do you think they will care about the deforestation of the amazon forest or
the money they will get? Of course the money cause they are poor.