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The impact of cattle ranching on deforestation has been growing for about a decade. The list of drivers of deforestation is headed by the appropriation of forests for crops or illegal mining, followed by illicit crops and cattle ranching, according to IDEAM monitoring.
Cattle ranchers insist that there is no evidence linking cattle ranching to forest clearing.
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