Project in the Alto Purus, the most unspoiled area of the biome, is surrounded by illegalities, says new report by Global Witness.
Road between Puerto Esperanza and Iñapari threatens the Peruvian Amazon
Amazon “soy belt” will feed global thirst for Brazil's commodities
May 4, 2021
In Humaitá, a town located on the banks of the Madeira River and on the crossroads of two Amazonian major highways, a local infrastructure project is touted to bring growth and progress. But it fuels fears of deforestation as the agricultural frontier advances.
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.