Lumberjacks were using fire as a diversionary tactic to counter indigenous “forest guardian” patrols that have sprung up in recent months to detain illegal loggers and destroy their equipment.
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.
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.
January 28, 2016
Before fishermen and now farmers by force, Juruna indigenous received new houses, energy and chicken coops. The compensation for the construction of the plant, however, has a high cost.