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Amazon deforestation hurtling doomed species to ``brink of extinction``

Last Updated: Friday, July 13, 2012, 14:31

The destruction of parts of the Brazilian Amazon has threatened scores of rare species doomed to disappear even if deforestation is halted, a new study has found.

Amazon deforestation increases six-fold

Last Updated: Thursday, May 19, 2011, 09:51

A sharp increase in forest destruction has led Brazil to announce creation of an emergency task force.

Amazon deforestation sees biggest drop in 20 yrs

Last Updated: Friday, November 13, 2009, 15:32

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon dropped nearly 46% from Aug 2008 to July 2009 — the biggest annual decline in two decades, the govt said Thursday.

Brazil`s `electronic markers` to fight Amazon deforestation

Last Updated: Thursday, September 10, 2009, 13:39

The Brazilian govt will use "electronic markers" to detect illegal felling of trees in the Amazon forests via satellite.