The world’s largest protected area, the Grão-Pará Ecological Station continues to be threatened by the Rio Tinto mining company’s interests in exploiting bauxite in its interior. A Work Group defines by September whether the protected area will be reduced.
August 13, 2010
Peru’s health ministry has sent emergency teams to a remote Amazon region to battle an outbreak of rabies spread by vampire bats.According to the government, 54 of its 72 million hectares will be protected. However, there are still some legal loopholes and threats to the Amazon Rainforest.
February 25, 2010
With international support, the country attempts to define the most convenient mechanisms to quantify deforestation and carbon stocks.
November 17, 2010
A report from the WWF shows that 1,200 new species were found in the Amazon Rainforest in 10 years. Researchers believe that, with more investments, those numbers could be higher.