The jaguar was the species chosen as a symbol of the Brazilian delegation. In Manaus, after being displayed in the parade of the Olympic torch, he ran and finished dead.
June 24, 2016
More than 400 dams are planned on being built, are being built or have been built in the Amazon Basin. These dams disrupt the impressive migration of Amazonian catfish, a commercially valuable fish and apex predator in the environment.
June 11, 2014
Giant spiders, poisonous snakes and mosquitoes that transmit malaria are found in the Amazon. The region also has one of the largest varieties of insects in the world.
May 13, 2014
Deforestation, real estate pressure and uncontrolled growth of Manaus have reduced the population of the primate that is endemic to the Amazon capital.