Large landowners key to slowing deforestation in Brazil

An analysis by sociologists of data on land use in Mato Grosso, Brazil’s third largest state, reveals that a large proportion of deforestation, as well as remaining forest cover, can be found on large private properties. Brazil once had the world’s highest rate of deforestation. And while land is still being cleared at an alarming rate, the country has been successful in reducing its deforestation in recent decades. —> Read More