Agrarian settlements drive severe tropical deforestation across the Amazon

ScienceDaily: Resettlement projects in the Amazon are driving severe tropical deforestation -- according to new research from the University of East Anglia and Câmara dos Deputados (the Brazilian Lower House). Widely hailed as a socially responsible and 'innocuous' strategy of land redistribution, agrarian reform settlements have been created throughout the Brazilian Amazon since the early 1970s at an unprecedented scale. But a study published in PLOS ONE reveals that these farmer resettlement projects are far......

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