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Romania hopes to curb massive deforestation

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February 28, 2014
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Deforestation is spreading at an alarming rate in South-Eastern Europe, a region hosting vast old-growth forests and home to thousands of bears, wolves and lynx. Duration: 02:35 Video provided by AFP


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Cattle Ranching: Biggest Threat to Amazon Rainforest

Cattle Ranching: Biggest Threat to Amazon Rainforest

AFP (Aug. 22, 2013) — Cattle-ranching has been the key driver for deforestation in Brazil, responsible for 80 percent of the cleared lands. But in the municipality of Sao Felix do Xingu which has had the biggest drop in deforestation in the country, cattle farmers have learned to produce meat more sustainably.
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On Location: The Dark Side of Paraguay's Agricultural Boom

On Location: The Dark Side of Paraguay's Agricultural Boom

GlobalPost (Mar. 10, 2013) — Paraguay's economy has seen record growth, as it's agricultural production soared. It's now the fourth largest exporter of soy and exports more beef than Argentina. But rapid expansion of agro-industry has lead to deforestation and deadly land conflicts.
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Madagascar Fights to Save Lemurs From Extinction

Madagascar Fights to Save Lemurs From Extinction

AFP (Aug. 16, 2013) — Lemurs, who only live on the island of Madagascar, are under threat from deforestation and poaching. NGOs are trying to save the species but they are fighting poverty, hunger and a lack of awareness among the local communities.
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Brazil Champ of Deforestation on Road to Redemption

Brazil Champ of Deforestation on Road to Redemption

AFP (Aug. 15, 2013) — The municipality of Sao Felix do Xingu in the Brazilian Amazon used to be one of the worst offenders for deforestation, clearing thousands of square kilometers every year. But it is a different place today: in the past four years, it registered the country's biggest drop, giving hope to those trying to save the largest rainforest on earth.
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