In Pará, 231 people were killed and 809 received death threats between 1996 and 2010, according to the NGO Pastoral Land Commission. In 2011, 78 died and 12 were threatened.
25 years after Chico Mendes, killings in the Amazon are endemic
Deforestation in the Amazon: past, present and future
March 21, 2023
According to a new study from RAISG, in just five years, the Amazon could lose almost half of what it lost in the past two decades.
Booming soy industry could threaten Brazil’s climate commitments
May 9, 2016
Soy production is booming — but researchers are warning that the soy industry’s rise could be the downfall of Brazil’s climate commitments.
Saweto's daughter, from Peru, persists in her fight for justice
October 20, 2020
Diana Ríos Rengifo took on the defense of the Peruvian Amazon after the murder of her father, a well-known Asheninka leader in the fight against illegal loggers. The trees in Saweto, a community located near the Peruvian border with Brazil, are highly coveted on the market and are threatened by indiscriminate logging.