An aerial view shows illegal deforestation close to the Amazonia National Park in Itaituba
An aerial view shows illegal deforestation close to the Amazonia National Park in Itaituba, state of Para May 25, 2012. In the 19 months since Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff took office, longstanding rules that curtail deforestation and protect millions of square kilometers of watershed have been rolled back. She issued an executive order to shrink or repurpose seven protected woodlands, making way for hydroelectric dams and other infrastructure projects, and to legalize settlements by farmers and miners. Picture taken May 25, 2012.
To match Special Report BRAZIL-ENVIRONMENT/BACKSLIDE REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)