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The Age: Governors take action to save rainforests

Vast tracts of tropical rainforests will be protected under a declaration signed last night by the governor of Brazil’s Amazonas state and his counterparts from the Indonesian provinces of Aceh, Papua and West Papua.
Dubbed the “green governors”, they will impose moratoriums on logging across their provinces, home to much of the world’s tropical forests.
With growing frustration at faltering negotiations in Bali to include programs to reduce deforestation in a post-Kyoto climate treaty, the governors have decided to take the lead.

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