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Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2000 9:15 AM
Subject: The Amazon Rainforest


>Date: Tuesday, 20 June 2000
>
>
>The Brazilian Congress is about to vote on a project that will reduce
>the
>Amazon Forest to HALF its size. The area to be deforested is 4 times
>the size of Portugal. The proponents say the area is needed and will be
>used  for agriculture and/or pastures for livestock...
>
>The truth is that the soil becomes useless without the forest.
>It is very acidic plus the region is prone to flooding which leads to
>severe erosion without the trees holding the soil in place.
>
>In the past more than 160,000 square kilometers were deforested for
>the same 'purpose'. The land has been abandoned and in the process of
>desertification.
>
>The REAL purpose is to profit from the wood (and other resources) which
>would
>to be sold on international markets through multinational companies...
>
>
>With your support, we may still be able to stop this from happening...
>
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>
>
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>   04 - Karina Dourado - Sao Paulo , Brazil
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