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Policing the Amazon: on the front lines of deforestation

  • Outline the Amazon rainforest’s role as a giant carbon sink

  • Which groups are cutting down the forest and what is driving them?

  • Explain how the Bolsonaro government has encouraged an increase in deforestation

  • What impact is the increase in deforestation having on the climate and water cycle of the rainforest?

Alasdair Monteith, Gordonstoun

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