Brazil pioneers reforestation plan

Amazonas project teaches Brazilians to use forests sustainably.

    Brazil's Amazonas state has been pioneering a pilot project in which Brazilian families are taught to survive and prosper from the forest, without destroying it.

    More than 300 families live on the Juma sustainable development reserve, land that was demarcated by the state government as a no-go area for loggers and ranchers.

    The families receive a small stipend from the government in exchange for their commitment not to cut the forest.

    It is all part of a conscious effort to break the cycle of deforestation for economic growth. But will the international community help the Brazilian government pay for it?

    Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from the Juma reserve.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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