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Tim Hirsch's Blog – November 2010 Archive (2)

Amazon deforestation - reasons to be cheerful?

As the Brazilian president-elect Dilma Rousseff prepares to take up the reins of power in January, the news from the Amazon rainforest appears,

on the face of it, to be pretty good.

All the signs are that the official deforestation figures for 2009-10, due out in the next

few weeks, will for the second year running be the lowest since

satellite monitoring began in the late…

Added by Tim Hirsch on November 11, 2010 at 0:00 — No Comments

Slaughter of the Sirens

(for original posting see

The record-breaking drought in the Amazon basin has led to "uncontrolled" hunting of one of the world's most bizarre and gentle aquatic mammals, the threatened Amazonian Manatee (Trichechus… Continue

Added by Tim Hirsch on November 9, 2010 at 2:00 — No Comments

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