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Wednesday, September 3

Road to join Brazil and Peru could escalate ecological damage

Road Integration Puts Amazon on Alert: "'The roads will accelerate the unmitigated deforestation that is already occurring in both countries. It will facilitate the expansion of illegal trade in mahogany, rare seeds, wild animals, orchids, etcetera, which last year reached 500 million dollars, surpassing drug trafficking, which was just over 300 million dollars,' he told Tierramérica." Inter Press Service (IPS) Brazil itself has not set a good example for its own exploitation of the natural resources in the Amazon Basin.

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