Brazil’s environmental leadership at risk: Mining and dams threaten protected areas

Ferreira, Joice, Aragão, Luiz E. O. C., Barlow, Jos, Barreto, Paulo, Berenguer, Erika, Bustamante, Mercedes, Gardner, Toby A., Lees, Alexander C., Lima, André, Louzada, Julio, Pardini, Renata, Parry, Luke, Peres, Carlos A. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1588-8765, Pompeu, Paulo S., Tabarelli, Marcelo and Zuanon, Jansen (2014) Brazil’s environmental leadership at risk: Mining and dams threaten protected areas. Science, 346 (6210). pp. 706-707. ISSN 0036-8075

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Abstract

Over the past two decades, Brazil has emerged as an environmental leader, playing a prominent role in international fora such as the United Nations (UN) Conferences on Sustainable Development. The country has earned praise for the expansion of its protected area (PA) network and reductions in Amazon deforestation. Yet these successes are being compromised by development pressures and shifts in legislation. We highlight concerns for the newly elected government regarding development of major infrastructure and natural resource extraction projects in PAs and indigenous lands (ILs).

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2015 07:35
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 02:20
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/55565
DOI: 10.1126/science.1260194

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