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Contested Groves: Forest Reserves and Land Conflict in the Eastern Amazon

From: Journal of Latin American Geography
Volume 11, Number 2, 2012
pp. 73-101 | 10.1353/lag.2012.0042

Abstract

Abstract:

Over the last thirty years, Amazonian deforestation has alarmed the world, and though many of the drivers of deforestation are well known, others are more novel. By combining accounts of conflict from the news media, remote sensing, and geographic information systems, I find that contentious social interaction through land conflict involves the forests of the Eastern Amazon, and involves forests as site and subject of conflict. The results of case studies and a regional deforestation analysis provide some implications for foreign investment to slow deforestation and also the ongoing deforestation monitoring program that Brazil has implemented over the past decade.

Resumo:

Ao longo dos últimos trinta anos, o desmatamento da Amazônia alarmou o mundo, e embora muitas das causas do desmatamento são bem conhecidas, outros são mais novas. Ao combinar os relatos de conflito a partir de notícias na imprensa, sensoriamento remoto e sistemas de informações geográficas, descubro que a interação social conflituosa nas disputas fundiárias envolve as florestas da Amazônia Oriental, e as envolve como local e objeto de conflito. Os resultados de estudos de caso e de uma análise de desmatamento regional fornecem algumas implicações para o investimento estrangeiro para retardar o desmatamento e também para o programa de vigilância de desmatamento que o Brasil implementou na última década.



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