Brazil's top court approves controversial forestry law

Brazil's top court approves controversial forestry law
 

Brazil's supreme court has upheld major changes to laws protecting the Amazon rainforest, delivering a blow to environmentalists.
The revision of the 2012 law includes an amnesty programme that scraps penalties for landowners who have cut trees down illegally in the past.
Environmentalists say it will make illegal deforestation of the world's largest rainforest acceptable.
Farmers say the changes give producers confidence to grow the economy.
The Amazon rainforest is the largest tropical rainforest in the world and home to plant and animal species that are still being discovered by... read more

 
1 March 2018 in World News, Views: 62
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