What Is Cattle Ranching in the Amazon Rainforest?

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Cattle ranching is the biggest cause of deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest. Up to 80% of deforested area in the forest is being used as pasture. Over a period of ten years (1996-2006) land the size of Portugal was carved out of the forest for cattle ranching.
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While most people think of logging as the largest threat to the Amazon Rainforest, much more land is actually cleared for use as cattle pasture. In fact, while only 3% of the land
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They deforest the Amazon rainforest. But they earn money for the Brazilian Beef Company. They are what some say ruining the rainforest. I say they are making better use of it.
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While most people think of logging as the largest threat to the Amazon Rainforest, much more land is actually cleared for use as cattle pasture. In fact, while only 3% of the land
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The mining that goes on with in the rain-forest in the Amazon is shaft mining which is far less invasive than ranching. What the mining does is clear a small area then drill down
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