The Minister of Environment of Brazil, Izabella Teixeira, announced funds of almost US 203 million for the next two years of the Programme on Protected Areas of the Amazon (ARPA).
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.
Conserved landscapes act as barriers against diseases like Covid-19
January 28, 2022
Scientists emphasize that reducing the threats of contagion by zoonoses depends on “landscape immunity”, but in Brazil, the maintenance of large conserved environments runs into loopholes and delays in implementing the Forest Code.
Proposed Brazil-Peru road through untouched Amazon gains momentum
March 10, 2022
Scientists and residents of the Serra do Divisor National Park fear impacts of development on the unique biodiversity of the area between Brazil’s Acre state and Peru