Deforestation of Paraguay2007-11-03–2007-11-16
During the last 50 years, 90 percent of the rainforest in Paraguay has been chopped or burnt down. The authorities recources are insufficient to stop the behaviour of the small farmers, which is a question of survival. - I have a family to support, says Julio Vera, 46, a father of several children. The prices of the usual crops in Paraguay are dropping at the same time as the demand for charcoal in Brasil is increasing dramatically. The rainforest is enforcing the climate balance which rests on a thin line, and more than half of the animals and plants in the world are threatened by the deforestation.