Brazil auctions parts of Amazon for logging

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Un million d h’ectares de forêt brésilienne aux enchères

Vue aérienne d’une section de forêt incendiée au Brésil pour la déforestation – état de Para novembre 2009 © AFP PHOTO/Antonio SCORZA

Brazil has begun to auction parts of its rainforest to private companies for logging.

One million hectares are being made available as logging concessions this year, expected to rise to 11 million hectares within five years.

CNN

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