Latin American Countries to Study Amazon Deforestation and Water Resources

According to eight countries, including Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela will begin a joint study of water resources and deforestation in the Amazon region next August, announces the Treaty Organization of the Amazonian Region (ACTO). Officials say this is the first regional project of deforestation that can quantify and compare the rates of forest loss in all eight countries. Many of the participating countries measure deforestation in different ways. The study will also be the first investigation into transboundary water resources and identify behaviors of the Amazon River basin, its prospects and potential. Officials say the study seeks the cooperation of the eight countries to adopt measures that will prevent negative effects on the Amazonian area.Read Article

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