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Brazil takes steps to protect Amazon

Brazil takes steps to protect Amazon

RIO DE JANEIRO (BDCi) – Over 3 million acres of federal land in the Brazilian states of Pará, Rondônia, Acre and Amazonas have been allocated for land reform and environmental conversation.

The Legal Land Program, headed by the Ministry of Agrarian Development made the announcement on Wednesday (27), contributing to the Amazon’s stability in the hopes that land ownership rules will be respected.

More than three million hectares have been allocated for the Ministry of Environment to be turned into an environmental conservation.

The 3.28 million acres will be divided as follows: 2.6 million in Amazonas, 411,000 in Pará, 155,000 in Acre and 12,000 in Rondônia.

The Ministry has also allotted 62,500 hectares of land to 800 families living in the Amazon in an attempt to expand the legal reserves of municipalities in the area.

In addition, some seven hectares were granted to farmers living in municipalities in Pará.