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Título: Development Alternatives In The Brazilian Amazon: An Ecological Evaluation
Autor(es): Philip Martin Fearnside
Assunto: Amazônia
Criterios Ecologicos
Desenvolvimento Sustentavel
ISSN: 0378-1844
Revista: Interciencia (Caracas)
Volume: 8
Resumo: Brazil's current race to develop its Amazon Re- gion carries with it many unique opportunities, as well as risks. It is a rare event in human history when such a large area of natural ecosystems is converted to human agroeco- systems at least in theory as a planned development, under the aegis of government programs. To the extent that government programs control or influence the course of events, the opportunity must be seized to rationally guide such development into activities that maximize human wellbeing, and avoid potential ill effects. Since Brazil's development thrust in Amazonia has only just begun, and since the area is so large (5 x 10• km• in the Legal Amazon, orabout one- hird the size of the continental United States), even small changes in the direction of development policy carry tremendous potential effects, either for better or worse. Along with deliberate choices of land uses yielding products for consumption and sale, areas to be maintained undisturbed must be defined and defended.
ISSN: 0378-1844
Local de publicação: Venezuela
Aparece nas coleções:Coordenação de Dinâmica Ambiental (CDAM)

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