Voices That Challenge
In a number of online newspaper articles this year many journalists reported how politics in Brazil is now the latest threat to the rainforests of the Amazon region. It appears that those who serve the interests of large landowners and agribusiness in the National Council of Brazil were attempting to push through laws which would rescind protection laws for the region. Some of their attempts were bearing fruit and going uncontested in the unstable political world of Brazil. In September 2017 Jonathan Watts reported ‘campaigners welcome U-turn on Renca reserve but threat still exists as Brazil president has close ties to mining industry.