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Audio: Increasing Deforestation Calls Into Question Pará's Sustainable Development Model for the Amazon (Portuguese)

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Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. Image by Shutterstock. Brazil, 2019.
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Recently, Brazil and rest of the world saw how the use of fires and illegal deforestation has...

Cultivation and sale of Brazil nuts is among the sustainable activities promoted by the population of the region. Image courtesy CBN.
Cultivation and sale of Brazil nuts is among the sustainable activities promoted by the population of the region. Image courtesy CBN.

Experts have identified a potential path: sustainable development informed by traditional knowledge which allows the commercialization of forest products and investments in biotechnology. Learn about some details of this plan in the third episode of the series, "Deforestation in the Amazon: Causes, Impacts, and Solutions," a partnership between CBN Amazônia Belém and the Rainforest Journalism Fund and Pulitzer Center.

To read the story in Portuguese, please visit the CBN website.

Especialista aponta um caminho possível: desenvolvimento sustentável, pauatdo no conhecimento das populações tradicionais, na comercialização de produtos da floresta e nos investimentos em biotecnologia. Ouça os detalhes no terceiro episódio da série 'Desmatamento na Amazônia: causas, reflexos e soluções', uma parceria da CBN Amazônia Belém com a Rainforest Journalism Fund e o Pulitzer Center.

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