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Rainforest Cowboys

The Rise of Ranching and Cattle Culture in Western Amazonia (Latin American and Caribbean Arts and Culture Publication In)

Jeffrey Hoelle

The opening of the Amazon to colonization in the 1970s brought cattle, land conflict, and widespread deforestation. In the remote state of Acre, Brazil, rubber tappers fought against migrant ranchers to preserve the forest they relied on, and in the process, these "forest guardians" showed the world that it was possible to unite forest livelihoods ...
Publish Date
2015
December 1
Goodreads rating
3.55
ISBN
9781477310601
Recommendations
1
Recommendations
Aug 28, 2019
A must-read op-ed on issues driving #AmazonFires that go deeper than @jairbolsonaro's rhetoric. Jeff Hoelle is a key voice. His book "Rainforest Cowboys" is a vital guide to Amazon cattle culture. More from Jeff in my @natgeo piece:      source