Brazil’s Cerrado isn’t as known as its Amazon, but it’s also at risk

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Brazil has managed to significantly reduce deforestation in the Amazon forest, but the devastation continues to increase in other important ecosystems. Among the hardest hit is the Cerrado, a savanna-like environment which has become a preferred target for farms looking to increase the production of commodities such as soy, corn, cotton, and beef. Paulo Cabral, traveled to the country’s heartland to investigate.