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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

    Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
    Architecture Puzzler #459

    Question

    Illegal logging practices result in the loss of nearly 36 million acres (14.6 million hectares) of natural forests across the world each year. In the Amazon Basin, 60 to 70 percent of the deforestation is for which one of the following purposes: hardwood extraction for export, cattle ranching, large-scale coffee plantations, or local subsistence farming?

    Answer

    Cattle ranching is the reason for 60% to 70% of Amazon basin deforestation. Most of the rest of the deforestation is caused by small-scale subsistence farming.
     


     

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    Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects

    Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2010, Dave Guadagni.

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