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Land Use Conflict in the Amazon Rainforest

Rubber Tapping Does Not Hurt the Forest Rubber tappers first came to the Amazon region during the 1870s, when they were hired to work on rubber tree plantations in the rainforest. When the price of rubber dropped, most of the plantations were abandoned. However, some of the rubber tappers decided to stay in the region and continue making their living in the rainforest.

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Amazon Rainforest Background 171; Children of the Amazon

In 1985, the National Council of Rubber Tappers was formed. The Council originated the idea of government protected extractive reserves devoted to sustainable use of the rainforest by rubber tappers and Indigenous people. While Mendess work generated international support, his efforts also provoked brutal responses from vested interests.

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12 land use conflict in the amazon rainforest

Rubber Tapping Does Not Hurt the Forest Rubber tappers first came to the Amazon region during the 1870s, when they were hired to work on rubber tree plantations in the rainforest. When the price of rubber dropped, most of the plantations were abandoned. However, some of the rubber tappers decided to stay in the region and continue making their living in the rainforest.

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A Brief History of Rubber Mongabay

Rubber is one of the most important products to come out of the rainforest. Though indigenous rainforest dwellers of South America have been using rubber for generations, it was not until 1839 that rubber had its first practical application in the industrial world.

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