Brazil protects great swath of Amazon
“A swath of Amazon rain forest the size of Alabama was placed under
government protection. Known as the Guayana Shield, the 57,915-
square-mile area contains more than 25 percent of the world’s remaining
humid tropical forests and the largest remaining unpolluted fresh water
reserves in the American tropics.”
Please note that this link is to a different source of the same AP article originally linked to by Rob.