Participants of united nations conference in Bali about the global warming let think that they will include the forests preservation in the next negociations! It seems to be a first step toward the reach of a mondial awareness...
Furthermore, Brasil is about to sanction the trade coming from illegal deforestation. Indeed, amazonian land owners are allowed to feel trees in 20% of their area, but the main part cut much more than that.
Today, it is known that more than 17% of the amazonian natural vegetation has been destroyed.
In most of the case, to create new pastureland.
Source : Le Monde.