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Cattle ranching in Amazon largest drive of deforestation

A cattle farm at Estancia Bahia.

 

Take action now: Ask President Lula and other world leaders to attend the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen.

 

Read 'Slaughtering the Amazon' now.

 

Top brand running shoes, ready meals and designer handbags may have an environmental footprint that includes the trashing of the Amazon rainforest according to the new Greenpeace report: 'Slaughtering the Amazon'

 

The report shows how President Lula's government is complicit in bankrolling

the destruction, undermining its own climate commitments and destroying one

of the world's most vital sources of climate protection.

 

© Greenpeace/Danial Beltra

 

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Taken on August 8, 2008