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Guardians of the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest : Environmental Organizations and Development.

Author: Luiz C Barbosa
Publisher: Taylor and Francis, 2015.
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The Amazon region is the focus of intense conflict between conservationists concerned with deforestation and advocates of agro-industrial development. This book focuses on the contributions of environmental organizations to the preservation of Brazilian Amazonia. It reveals how environmentalist organizations such as Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, WWF and others have fought fiercely to stop deforestation in the  Read more...
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Barbosa, Luiz C.
Guardians of the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest: Environmental Organizations and Development.
: Taylor and Francis, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Luiz C Barbosa
ISBN: 9781317577645 1317577647
OCLC Number: 931598396
Description: 1 online resource (249 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Portuguese acronyms for Brazilian Institutions, Associations, and Programs; 1 Introduction; 2 Brazilian developmentalism and environmentalist challenges; 3 The fight over mahogany; 4 The case of the Soy Moratorium; 5 Boycotts of illegally produced beef and leather; 6 The case of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam; 7 Conservative reactions; 8 Collaboration; 9 Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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The Amazon region is the focus of intense conflict between conservationists concerned with deforestation and advocates of agro-industrial development. This book focuses on the contributions of environmental organizations to the preservation of Brazilian Amazonia. It reveals how environmentalist organizations such as Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, WWF and others have fought fiercely to stop deforestation in the region. It documents how the history of frontier expansion and environmental struggle in the region is linked to Brazil's position in an evolving capitalist world-economy. It is show.

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