The Brazilian government designed strategies for the implementation of various laws and programs to ensure the reduction of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon.
A set of actions will reduce illegal logging in the Amazon and at the same time, create alternatives for sustainable development in the region, according to the president Dilma Rousseff.
“All Brazilians are concerned about the well being of the present and future generations we understand that we must fight the disappearance of forests,” said the president on the ongoing complaints about whether she is concerned about deforestation in the “green lung planet. ”
She recalled that the government strictly implements the Plan of Prevention and Control of Deforestation in the Legal Amazon, which involves 14 ministries and the Presidency of the Republic.
Also she said, the areas most vulnerable to illegal logging activities will have programs like Operation Green Bow, Land Law, More Environment and other that allow that forest-dependent people are still making their living from natural resources, but preserving the ecosystems and biodiversity.
Recently researchs by satellite showed that deforestation in the Amazon increased 35 percent in the first half. This result increased to 2,429.5 square kilometers the affected area by deforestation in the first half of this year, reflecting an increase of 35 percent over the same period in 2010.
Gustavo Carrasquel | ANCA 24