A MapBiomas study released at COP27 on changes in land use in threatened South American ecosystems found that expanding farming and cattle raising activities were drivers for the loss of Amazonian forests between 1985 and 2020.
Reporter at InfoAmazonia in the PlenaMata project, Leandro was editor-in-chief of the Página 20.Net portal and reporter at the print newspaper Página 20 and the ContilNet Notícias website. He also worked as communication director at the Comissão Pró-Índio do Acre, at the Biblioteca da Floresta and at the Fundação de Cultura Garibaldi Brasil. Leandro holds a degree in Social Communication with a major in Journalism from the Federal University of Acre (Ufac).
They received a total of R$1.77 million in 8 states. Most belong to parties in Bolsonaro’s support base in Congress, in particular the Partido Liberal (PL) and the União Brasil. A candidate from Acre, convicted of modern slavery, received the largest donation to any candidate in the Amazon from his own father, arrested for environmental crime.
An area the size of the city of São Paulo was deforested in the Amazon in July 2022 alone. Pará state leads the monthly ranking; however, the cumulative total for the year shows Amazonas state in the lead for the first time. Estimates suggest that the annual rate of deforestation in the biome will be the highest since 2006.
The murders of the indigenous defender Bruno Pereira and the British journalist Dom Phillips attracted the world’s gazes to the region of the Javari Valley, in the west of Amazonas. The second largest indigenous land in Brazil is home to the largest number of isolated populations in the world and has two National Indian Foundation […]