Are efforts to protect the Amazon rainforest proving successful? Well if new satellite reports are any indication, it appears a new leaf is turning in the effort to save the Brazilian jungle. As a result of campaigns to improve certification of land ownership, crackdown on illegal logging, and promote economic developments that help preserve the forest, the amount of deforestation in Brazil has dropped by nearly a third over the last year alone. So euphoric was the Brazilian Environmental Minister over the good news that she recently quipped it was “a great achievement for Brazilian society” as this marks the lowest levels of rainforest loss since the 1970’s. Many are optimistic that Brazil can continue to slash and burn its deforestation problem.