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Have Brazil’s deforestation policies hit the limits of their effectiveness?

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Have Brazil’s deforestation policies hit the limits of their effectiveness?

In a SEI news story Focali researchers Toby Gardner and Javier Godar describe their findings from a study on Brazil's deforestation.

Toby Gardner and Javier Godar suggests that if Brazil wants to keep reducing deforestation, it will need to implement a broader range of strategies. While the enforcement-based approach worked well to reduce the clearance of vast swaths of forest, especially by large landowners, the study shows it is unlikely to be equally effective in reducing deforestation beyond current rates, particularly by smallholders. Read the SEI's news story

 

Find their study Actor-specific contributions to the deforestation slowdown in the Brazilian Amazon in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science by Toby Gardner, Javier Godar, E. Jorge Tizado and Pablo Pachecho.

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