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.
Studies by Fiocruz show that 60% of the indigenous people of the Sawré Muybu Indigenous Land have this toxic metal in their bodies above the limit tolerated by the WHO. Mining in indigenous lands has grown by almost 500% in a decade.
Prodes data are ready since October 27 but were only released this Wednesday. This rate is almost 22% higher than 2020, a record year. Amazonas jumps to second place in state-wide rankings.
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.
The country’s commitments to the United Nations do not take the increase in climate pollution caused by the destruction of the forest into account. Brazil broke a new deforestation record during COP26.
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.
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.
Leaders defend that part of the resources should guarantee and maintain their territories. The way that carbon markets will work will be defined until the end of COP26.
The country abandoned the agreement signed in 2015 last year but has now committed itself again to similar goals for cutting emissions and protecting forests. Experts believe that the agreement is good news, but they view Brazil’s position with skepticism.
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.