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Brazil: Demonstration Demands President Veto on Forestry Code

Categories: Latin America, Brazil, Citizen Media, Development, Environment, Governance

On March 7, Brazilian activists organized an act (#vetadilma [1]) urging President Dilma to veto changes on the new Forestry Code [2]. Biologist Pablo Pessoa published photos and videos of the act, and wrote [3] [pt] about his participation, claiming it was difficult to ensure “preservation or conservation of ecological processes without the recognition by landowners of the importance of these elements”.