Conversion of Brazil’s cerrado slows

Mongabay: Conversion of Brazil's cerrado slows Destruction of Brazil's cerrado, a woody savanna that covers 20 percent of the country, slowed during the 2008-2009, reports Brazil's Ministry of Environment. Data from Brazil's National Space Research Institute (INPE) shows that cerrado conversion amounted to 7,637 square kilometers between 2008 and 2009, down from the 14,179 square kilometers cleared annually from 2002 to 2008. More current data is not yet available. Cerrado loss during the period was......

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