An analysis of 55 countries between 2001 and 2018 reveals that Brazil is one of the tropical countries that lost the most forests in electoral years. Experts point out that political disputes are expected to increase deforestation in the Amazon in 2022.
Journalist covering Nature Conservation, Wildlife Crimes, Science, Traditional and Indigenous Communities stories. Worked in newspapers, radio stations, federal and state governments, non-governmental organizations, and private sector. Post-graduate in Environment, Economy and Society from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences - Flacso (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Specialization in Socio-Environmental and Public Policies. Member of the Commission on Education and Communication of IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Researchers call for an international boycott of products linked to deforestation in the Amazon
Blocks such as the European Union should expand restrictions on purchases associated with deforestation and other impacts in tropical countries.
NGOs and governments band together to avoid monocultures of açaí and cocoa in the state of Pará
Acai production has skyrocketed, increasing 40% since 2015. Authorities and experts are concerned about rising demand and want to ensure that crops are grown sustainably.
How money laundering, livestock, and land grabbing feed corruption in the Amazon
Studies show how corruption occurs in the forest, from land grabbing and land theft, and how it is considered a good deal because of impunity. In the case of the gold trade, the law itself favors laundering.
Hunting, deforestation, and fire threaten jaguars in the world’s largest rainforest
The Federal Prosecutor’s Office wants harsher penalties for a gang that killed big cats in the state of Acre. No one has been arrested. In the Amazon, human action kills or displaces about 350 jaguars every year.
Eletrobras privatization could increase deforestation and emissions in Brazil
Estimates indicate greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity sector will grow by 33% if amendments included in the omnibus bill, known as “tortoises”,are approved along with the privatization of the company, which is responsible for almost a third of energy produced in the country.
COP26: Explosive herd growth in the Amazon challenges Brazil’s cut in methane emissions
The regional herd has grown by almost 1000% since the 1970s and today represents over 40% of the total national amount. Brazil signed a commitment to reduce 30% of its greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the decade and will have to review its cattle husbandry practice in forest areas.
COP26: Nearly 500 million trees cut down in the Brazilian Amazon in 2021
Forestry dashboard presented at COP26 shows that 9 million trees were cut down since the beginning of the summit. The forest’s destruction interferes with the rainfall regime and increases greenhouse gas emissions.
Forest fires reached all indigenous lands with isolated peoples in the Amazon
An exclusive survey shows that, between July and September, the period that marks the dry season, fires in lands with the presence of isolated peoples accounted for more than 25% of fires in indigenous areas. The most serious cases occurred on the border with the Cerrado, in Mato Grosso, Pará, and Rondônia.
Chemical products and deforestation modify Amazon River water
A study reveals that activities such as mining, deforestation and agriculture have altered the ecosystems and biodiversity of the waters of 149 major rivers throughout the world, putting entire populations at risk.