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GCELE: Environmental Awareness in Rural Farming Communities in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Resources to support the GCELE to Brazil. Students will examine the impact of monoculture agribusiness practices on the ecosystem and community.

Brazil's Forest Code in the News

Brazil 'invites deforestation' with overhaul of environmental laws
The Guardian | Mar. 1, 2018
Sweeping changes to legislation, dubbed the forest code, are a blow for campaigners
seeking to protect the Amazon and other rainforest areas

Brazil records worst annual deforestation for a decade
The Guardian | Nov. 24, 2018
Nearly 8000sq kms lost in the year to July amid alarm new president Jair Bolsonaro will make situation worse

Analysis: The Brazilian Supreme Court's New Forest Code Ruling
Mongabay | Mar. 7, 2018
Last week Brazil's Supreme Court rejected a legal challenge by environmentalists,
upholding the constitutionality of most, though not all, of Brazil's New Forest Code.

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