Posted Wednesday, March 28, 2012
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For decades, Brazil's forests were cut down to make room for farmland. But things are changing in South America's largest country. Farmers are now required to plant trees, in an effort to replace some of the lost rain forest. It's opened up a new way to earn money.
South America Travel Service: Map of the Brazil Rainforest
Mongabay.com: Brazil’s Plan to save the Amazon rainforest (includes images)
The Nature Conservancy (includes photos)
Environmental Leadership Institute: The Evolution of Reforestation in Brazil (pdf)
BBC Brazil: Amazon rainforest deforestation rises sharply
World Atlas: Brazil
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