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Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon two-thirds lower on titled indigenous land
by Anastasia Moloney

Thomson Reuters Foundation    Translate This Article
10 August 2020

On 10 August 2020 Thomson Reuters Foundation reported: Granting secure land tenure to indigenous forest communities in Brazil's Amazon is a key way to stem rising deforestation rates in the world's largest rainforest, researchers said on Monday [10 August]. Scientists consider protecting the Amazon rainforest vital to slow global climate change because of the vast amounts of planet-warming carbon dioxide its trees absorb. Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the fields of environment and science, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.

Study co-author Kathryn Baragwanath, a PhD candidate at the University of California in San Diego, said indigenous territories with full property rights saw a 66 percent reduction in annual deforestation compared with land outside their borders.

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