Only huge political will can save the Amazon and, with it, the planet

Biodiversity guru says stopping deforestation requires corporates with green goals and a leadership change

10 October 2021 - 17:46 By Laurie Goering

When US biologist Thomas Lovejoy first arrived in the Brazilian Amazon in 1965, the jungle, about the size of the continental US and then 97% intact, stretched to the horizons.

More than a half-century later,  a fifth of the lush rainforest is gone, felled or burnt largely for cattle ranches, soy crops, timber and mining, and many remaining parts are increasingly fragmented, forest experts say...

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