[artinfo] petition against reducing the Amazon forest to 50%

Janos Sugar sj@c3.hu
Tue, 20 Feb 2001 11:04:44 +0100

Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 17:25:42 +1000
=46rom: tracey <traceyb@thehub.com.au>
Subject: petition

Hi all:

The Brazilian congress is now voting on a project that will reduce the
Amazon forest to 50% of its size. The area to be deforested is 4times the
size of Portugal and would be mainly used for agriculture and pastures for
All the wood is to be sold to international markets in the form of wood=
 chips, by multinational companies.=20
The truth is that the soil in the Amazon forest is useless without the=
 forest itself. Its quality is very acidic and the region is prone to=
 constant floods. At this time more than 160.000 square kilometres,=
 deforested with the same purpose,are abandoned and in the process of=
 becoming deserts. We cannot let this happen.=20

Copy the text into a new email, put your complete name in the list below,=
 and send to everyone you know.

If you are the 200th person to sign please send a copy to:=20

fsaviolo@openlink.com.br  =20

Thank you.=20