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Eating chelonian meat is an integral part of Amazonian culture, but predatory hunting is a greater threat

Chelonians, which include turtles, terrapins and tortoises, have been part of the local population’s diet since colonizers arrived on the Amazon River. That meat has become common on people’s tables, especially in riverside and traditional communities. However, deficient law enforcement in remote areas and poaching threaten species and Amazon biodiversity.

Perenco: no word from oil firm about environmental damages in Peruvian Amazon

Anglo-French multinational Perenco claims to adopt sustainable practices around the world, ignoring its 58 environmental violations in the Peruvian Amazon that affect ecosystems and its people, as shown by an investigation conducted by InfoAmazonia and international allies. In the department of Loreto, local indigenous communities directly and indirectly influenced by Block 67 were not aware…

Company sells Indigenous land in Amazonas as NFTs without community’s knowledge

Areas of the Baixo Seruini Indigenous Land, inhabited by the Apurinã people in the southern Amazonas, were sold by the company Nemus in a project that promises to preserve the forest and generate carbon credits. The Prosecutor’s Office recommended the suspension of the project in December 2022; however, InfoAmazonia identified that negotiations are still ongoing…

A Whiff of Smoke in the Air. Just a Taste of a Sad Future for the Amazon

On Thursday, October 27, there was a scent of smoke in the air. On the 28th, a bluish haze thickened, and by late afternoon it had turned gray and heavy. The reddish sunset left no doubt: We were enveloped in pure wildfire smoke. Our eyes began to sting, our noses ran. Our clothes and hair…


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