Study: Large Land Investments Promote Forest Destruction in Amazon Region

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Large-scale land purchases of at least 200 hectares contribute to the destruction of tropical forests, according to a new study by Nature Geosciences. The study analyzed the consequences of over 80,000 land purchase contracts signed between 2000 and 2018 in 15 countries in South America, as well as sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

According to the study, over three quarters of these purchases were made by foreign . . .

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