The Proposed Forest Law By Prof. Gerd Sparovek, at the USP on ...

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The Proposed Forest Law By Prof. Gerd Sparovek, at the USP on ...

doi:10.4173/mic.1988.4.3


To really modernise ong>theong> ong>Forestong> Code, a balance must be struck between conservong>atong>ion andproduction. As regards protection, ong>theong> most important aspect is to find a solution for ong>theong> currentsituong>atong>ion of illegality and penalisong>atong>ion of activities but without neglecting ong>theong> question ofresponsibility for environmental issues of collective interest. ong>Theong> solution thong>atong> has beenproposed appears to be an efficient way out, but ong>theong> mechanism chosen is thong>atong> of amnesty,which, however plausible it may be in some cases, is not justified in most, where conservong>atong>ionhas been totally disdained and neglected. ong>Theong> difficult task before ong>theong> Senong>atong>e is not just to makesporadic changes here and ong>theong>re or changes to song>atong>isfy ong>theong> demands of one sector or anoong>theong>r, butto make substantial changes to ong>theong> forms of amnesty proposed and ong>theong> criteria used to operong>atong>ecompensong>atong>ory mechanisms if it is really true thong>atong> ong>theong> underlying interest in change is indeed toachieve equilibrium between production and conservong>atong>ionEstimong>atong>es of Protected Areas and loss of Agricultural Areas according to current legislong>atong>ion andproposed legislong>atong>ion*Legal Reserve Permanent Protection Area Unprotected Nong>atong>ural Loss ofrequired To restore required To restore Vegetong>atong>ion agricultural areasIn millions of hectares (Brazil)Current ong>Forestong> ong>Lawong> 220 42 190 55 134 97ong>Proposedong> ong>Lawong> 154 0 135 0 156 0With Amendment164 vetoed128 0 190 55 182 55*Modelling done in ong>theong> Soils Science Department of ong>theong> Esalq/ong>USPong> (ong>Profong>. ong>Gerdong> ong>Sparovekong>) onMay 27, 2011

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