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Do Data Support Claims That Brazil Leads the World in Environmental Preservation?

  • Marcelo C Vacchiano (a1), Jeater WMC Santos (a1), Fabio Angeoletto (a1) and Normandes M Silva (a1)

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Embrapa (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation) is the most important Brazilian agricultural research institute and has recently published a study on the preservation status of forest fragments in more than 5 million rural properties. The authors concluded that no institution, public authority or professional category helps more in preserving Brazilian biomes than farmers (Miranda et al. 2017). The aim of the current paper is to demonstrate that these conclusions are hasty and that the real Brazilian flora preservation status in rural properties remains unknown.

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Author for correspondence: Dr Fabio Angeoletto, Email: fabio_angeoletto@yahoo.es

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Do Data Support Claims That Brazil Leads the World in Environmental Preservation?

  • Marcelo C Vacchiano (a1), Jeater WMC Santos (a1), Fabio Angeoletto (a1) and Normandes M Silva (a1)

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