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Brazil | Due to legal loophole, protections on private land could plunge if government PAs increase

An area of Brazilian Amazon rainforest bigger than Ireland is at risk of losing its legal protection, according to new research. In an ironic twist, the trigger for this loss could come from the granting of protections to other areas of the Amazon.

The study was conducted by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and the University of Sao Paolo, Brazil. It was released this week in Nature Sustainability.

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