Mind the ‘stick': How ‘carrots’ can make conservation fairer in Brazil’s Amazon

11 March 2015

In the world of forest law enforcement, it was hailed as a historic breakthrough.
Brazil’s arrest in February of Ezequiel Antonio Castanha, accused of leading a forest-clearing syndicate from the Amazonian city of Novo Progresso, could signal a renewed crackdown on deforestation, which despite major reductions in the past decade has risen of late and has even in its impacts been linked to the worst drought in the country’s history.

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