Will Brazil’s Amazon fund help preserve the rainforest?

The Brazilian government has launched a fund, aiming to raise billions, to help safeguard the Amazon Rainforest. The aim is to preserve the rainforest by providing the people who live their with alternative ways of making a living, which do not involve widespread forest clearance:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7538480.stm

Norway has donated 1 Billion dollars:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7621179.stm

In November 2008, satellite data showed that deforestation had actually increased:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7756241.stm

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