Saturday, March 31, 2007

Brazil rainforest internet plan

In 'Brazil rainforest internet plan' it is described how there is a project planned to provide free internet access to native Indian tribes in order to help protect the Amazon rainforest from illegal logging:

Environment Minister Marina Silva said land protection was the key aim of the plan, which will provide satellite access to 150 isolated regions. Indigenous communities were the true protectors of their areas, she said. Brazil has struggled to protect the Amazon forest from illegal activities, including mining and ranching.

Under the plan, the central government will provide the satellite internet access, but state and local governments must first provide the necessary computers.

I wonder how the local tribes will respond to the Internet??

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