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Cleared land in the Amazon Jungle, Brazil | by GRIDArendal
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Cleared land in the Amazon Jungle, Brazil

Deforestation in the Amazon area is driven mainly by industry and agriculture. Mato Grosso means "Thick Woods" and is the name of an inland state of central Brazil, where widespread forest clearing has had a dramatic impact on the land. Forest clearing has been centralized mostly along new roadways cut through the jungle.


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This photo has been graciously provided to be used in the GRID-Arendal resources library by: Riccardo Pravettoni

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Taken in May 2014