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    Cattle industry continues to threaten rainforest - 09 May 08

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Brazil's president Lula De Silva has announced a development plan meant to protect vital rainforests in the Amazon region, while allowing farmers and ranchers to make a living.

    Last year Brazil's government warned the rainforests were being cut down at a greater rate than ever before, mainly to develop the land as pasture for cattle.

    Gabriel Elizondo reports.