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Indigenous leaders push new target to protect Amazon from deforestation

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By Matthew Green and Jake Spring MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) – Indigenous groups urged world leaders on Sunday to back a new target to protect 80% of the Amazon basin by 2025, saying bold action was needed to stop deforestation pushing the Earth’s largest rainforest beyond a point of no return. Amazonian delegates launched their campaign at a nine-day conference in Marseille, where several thousand officials, scientists and campaigners are laying the groundwork for United Nations talks on biodiversity in the Chinese city of Kunming next year. “We invite the global community to join us to rever…

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