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The Biodiversity Loss of Deforestation to Large Plantations

Rede Cerrado, Articulação Soja -Brasil, Fundação CEBRAC

Date and Time
29 March 2006 18:30 - 20:15

Eighth Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 8)

It will discuss the quick large deforestarions of the Cerrado, Chaco and Amazon Forest biomes to turn lands into grains monocultives in huge plantations and to produce coal for steel production. This phenomena is happening mainly in Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia but also in Argentina in smaller scale. According to Conservation International studies, the Cerrado biome is losing for commercial crops an yearly average of 30.000 km2 of native flora cover in the last three decades.