A region of 3.4 million hectares is home to endemic species and about nine thousand Indians. The biggest threat remains the illegal extraction of gold.
The Amazon is home to the largest protected area in Europe
Encouraged by Bolsonaro, mining requests on indigenous lands reach record numbers in 2020
November 13, 2020
Exclusive survey reveals 145 requests filed with the National Mining Agency as of November 3, the highest number in 24 years. A bill presented by President Bolsonaro would legalize activities currently prohibited by the Constitution. Image: operation against illegal mining in TI Kayapó, in 2017. Photo: Felipe Werneck/InfoAmazonia.
The Stabroek Editor: Miners polluting Suriname’s Brownsberg Nature Park
June 21, 2012
Empty plains, polluted streams and temporary camps are witnesses to the destruction of the Brownsberg Nature Park that now resembles a moonscape.
IBAMA authorizes works for duplication of Carajás railroad
November 20, 2012
The company VALE will have 4 years to double 780 km of the railway, which links Maranhão to Pará. The work is budgeted at $ 4 trillion.