Brazil’s success in reducing deforestation will be hard to replicate

Mongabay: The sharp reduction in deforestation in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso since the mid-2000s will be difficult to replicate in other tropical countries where commodity production is a major driver in forest loss, argues a new study published in a special issue of the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. The paper, titled "Export-oriented deforestation in Mato Grosso: harbinger or exception for other tropical forests?", evaluated the conditions that enabled Mato Grosso to......

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