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Brazilian Government Largest Illegal Logger in the Amazon

Article: Brazilian Government Largest Illegal Logger in the Amazon

BRASILIA, Brazil, September 30, 2008 (ENS) – A Brazilian government agency that provides land to settlers is the largest illegal logger in the Amazon rainforest and could face criminal prosecution, Environment Minister Carlos Minc said Monday. Minc blamed Institute of Colonization and Agrarian Reform, or Incra, for occupying the top six places on a new…

Oil and Gas Blocks Cover 75 Percent of the Peruvian Amazon

Article: Oil and Gas Blocks Cover 75 Percent of the Peruvian Amazon

LIMA, Peru, May 28, 2008 (ENS) – The Peruvian Amazon, a region that holds some of the most pristine and biodiverse rainforests on Earth, continues to face an unprecedented wave of new oil and gas exploration. Peru recently released eight new Amazon oil blocks as part of its 2008 bidding round. According to analysis by…