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2006-01-12 13:47:47

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - The world's largest wetland, Brazil's Pantanal, is being destroyed by increased farming, ranching and mining, according to a report by the environmental watchdog Conservation International. The threat mirrors the more publicized situation in the Amazon, where ranchers and loggers have cleared vast areas of the rain forest at an alarming rate. The Pantanal, an area of low-lying forests, marshes, and dry plains, covers about 77,230 square miles in the...

2006-01-12 13:45:00

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- The world's largest wetland, Brazil's Pantanal, is being destroyed by increased farming, ranching and mining, according to a report by the environmental watchdog Conservation International. The threat mirrors the more publicized situation in the Amazon, where ranchers and loggers have cleared vast areas of the rain forest at an alarming rate. The Pantanal, an area of low-lying forests, marshes, and dry plains, covers about 77,230 square miles in the western Brazilian...


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