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December 7, 2009
Brazil pioneers program to preserve Amazonian rainforest

Brazil’s Amazonas state has pioneered a project in which more than 300 families are taught to survive and prosper from the forest — without destroying their precious natural habitat.

The families of the Juma sustainable development reserve receive a small stipend from the government in exchange for their commitment not to cut down the forest. But will the international community help the Brazilian government pay for this program?

Al Jazeera English‘s Gabriel Elizondo reports from the Amazon.

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