30 April 1998
Deal struck to protect Amazon

THE World Wide Fund for Nature and the Brazilian Government announced a deal to declare 25.09 million ha (62m acres) of Amazonian rainforest the size of the United Kingdom a protected area.

It follows the devastation arising from loggers, development and slash-and-burn agriculture which triggered recent fires.

  • The Times 30/04/98 page 17
  • The Guardian 30/04/98 page 15
  • The Daily Telegraph 30/04/98 page 23
  • Financial Times 30/04/98 page 7