By Daniel Cooney
With fines for illegal deforestation rarely paid, Brazil is using a novel approach to save the Amazon: block those who clear land illegally from accessing credit. And, refreshingly, the system seems to be working.
“If you can link someone who has been charged with an infraction with their accessibility to credit, that can be an effective deterrent,” said Peter May, a scientist working in Brazil in association with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)…
Read the full article – The squeeze: Brazil cuts off credit to illegal loggers – AlertNet. Originally written for http://blog.cifor.org/