The Pacaya Samiria National Reserve in Peru turned 42 years old, and has been protecting biodiversity and providing services to people who live within it. Actualidad Ambiental prepared this special on one of the most biodiverse areas in the Amazon.
Brazil creates rainforest reserve that’s larger than Delaware
October 24, 2014
The new Alto Maues federal reserve encompasses some 668,000 hectares. The area surrounding it has lost significant amounts of forest cover over the past decade.
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.
Endangered Amazonian mangroves protect the climate, wildlife, and economies
February 11, 2022
The Amazon holds 80% of Brazil’s mangroves. A bridge between terrestrial and marine environments, mangrove formations guard stores of greenhouse gases, shelter unique species, and maintain human populations, but they are under threat.