Local populations don’t profit from deforestation

deforestation-amazon-rainforestScience Magazine published an interesting article on how deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest provides only a temporary increase of living conditions to local populations. To the article:

(…) on the basis of an assessment of 286 municipalities in different stages of deforestation, we found a boom-and-bust pattern in levels of human development across the deforestation frontier.

This is to meditate when one knows that people could take financial advantage of taking care of their neighboring forests as we have seen in a previous post.


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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