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Dying Forests - The High Cost of Paraguay’s Economic Upswing

Alberto Yanosky is the head of the NGO Guyra Paraguay. Since 1997, the environmental organization has led the struggle to protect the country’s natural habitats and their inhabitants.

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Yanosky is trying to prevent the deforestation of the rain forest in Paraguay. The environmentalist estimates that some 1,000 hectares of forest are cut down each day to make way for cattle ranches and soybean fields. Yanosky tries to step in when land deals are being made in order to save at least some of the trees.