The past ten years have seen unprecedented progress in fighting deforestation in the Amazon. Indigenous rights, payments for ecosystem services, government enforcement, satellite imagery, and a spirit of cooperation amongst old foes has resulted in a decline of 80 percent in Brazil's deforestation rates.
A new video Hanging in the Balance by the Skoll Foundation celebrates the various successes in the Amazon, while also warning of on-going threats and a need to quickly reproduce successful programs throughout the Brazilian Amazon.

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