Brazil won’t complete rural registry to fight deforestation in 2019, but will still launch program

FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows deforested land during "Operation Green Wave" conducted by agents of the Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources, or Ibama, to combat illegal logging in Apui, in the southern region of the state of Amazonas, Brazil, July 27, 2017. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil will have difficulty meeting a year-end deadline to complete a registry that matches all rural properties to their owners, a step in the fight against illegal deforestation, the country’s forestry director, Valdir Colatto, said on Wednesday. However, with all but five percent of rural properties recorded in the registry, known as […]

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