The Amazon rainforest is an important global resource that is being exploited primarily for local benefit.

Write in Essay form with 750-1100 words and cite sources. The Amazon rainforest is an important global resource that is being exploited primarily for local benefit. Given the common interest in preserving this valuable resource, what can we do (as individuals and through our governments) to relieve some of the pressure on this rain forest? How can we balance the desire of Brazil, for example, to develop, against the value to the world of the Amazonian rain forest?

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