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Since 1970, over 700,000 square kilometers (270,000 sq mi) of the Amazon rainforest have been destroyed.
The key point in deforestation of the Amazon came when colonists established farms in the forest in the 1960s.
They farmed based on crop cultivation and used the slash and burn method.
The Amazon, in the impact of our will and labor, will cease to be a simple chapter in the world, and made equivalent to other great rivers, shall become a chapter in the history of human civilization.
Everything which has up to now been done in Amazonas, whether in agriculture or extractive industry... the Superintendency for the Development of Amazonia (SUDAM) in 1966, and the National Institute for Colonization and Agrarian Reform (INCRA) in 1970.
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