Traditional conservation strategies still the best option

The conservation movement has lost its critical edge by befriending agribusiness. With deforestation on the rise and a continuous roll-back of environmental protection, it is time to rethink this strategy.

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Fig. 1: Annual deforestation rates in the Brazilian Amazon from PRODES project24 with the main events that influenced deforestation reduction (green) and the recent reversal (red).
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We acknowledge support from the Climate and Land Use Alliance, Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico and Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa de Minas Gerais. B. S.-F. is also supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

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