The Brazilian government is
facing flak from conservationists and opposition
members for not buying
land to create the national
parks it had proposed. The
delay in buying the land has
affected 6 national parks
that were created in 1989,
and this is wrecking conservation efforts by hindering
the government in enforcing
laws against hunting and
logging in the parks.
Eduardo Martins, a former president of the government's environment agency, lbama, claims that the authorities are seriously constrained by the long and complicated process for buying land that is prevalent in Brazil. Conservationists, however, hold the government solely responsible. According to Sidnei de Miguel of the Green'Party, there is a "total lack of interest on the part of the government in consolidating these areas".
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