95% of forest loss occurs within 50 km of a road. Roads fragment natural habitats, degrade forest ecosystems, and put local communities and wildlife at risk.
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.
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
June 9, 2014
The Madeira River has one of the largest sediment loads of rivers in the world, contributing about half of the total transported to the Atlantic via the Amazon River.