Paying to save the rainforests

  title={Paying to save the rainforests},
  author={Jeff Tollefson},
Brazilian state of Pará, many landowners try to boost their income by clearing a hectare or two each year for farms or cattle grazing. This year, however, may be different: if all goes to plan, around 350 families will receive payments to put rainforest preservation first. If approved by the Brazilian Development Bank within the coming weeks, the project would be one of the first to stem from the Amazon Fund, a major initiative created by Brazil last year to attract international aid. It is the… CONTINUE READING