A land regulation program launched last year by Lula’s government has been the target of controversies involving an increase in illegal occupation of Amazon Rainforest estates.
Protected Areas and Indigenous Lands
After years of forest fires ravaging vast regions, official and environmental agencies begin to take action to avert the worst during the dry season in the Bolivian forest.
The most biodiverse place on Earth has inspired a generation of conservationists and photographers to register the richeness and the importance of the National Park in Ecuador. Click to see image gallery
Five years ago, the tropical forest not only suffered the stiffest drought ever heard of but new research shows that a major storm felled thousands of trees, a sample of just how vulnerable the Amazon Rainforest is becoming to extreme climatic phenomena.
From being cut down for firewood and garden fences to serving as pasture ground for goats, mangroves have never really been seen as a legitimate member of the forest family. Now,Guyana’s mangrove forest takes on a new look
The new term of the agreement that forbids the planting of soy in deforested areas in the Amazon Rainforest will be jointly monitored in partnership with Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE).
The world’s largest protected area, the Grão-Pará Ecological Station continues to be threatened by the Rio Tinto mining company’s interests in exploiting bauxite in its interior. A Work Group defines by September whether the protected area will be reduced.
Lula and Alan García signed an energy agreement that cause impacts to the Peruvian Amazon. Many problems, few discussions and high risks.
Paragominas, a township known as one of the main villains of deforesting in the Brazilian Amazon region, shows that the secret to reduce this practice lies in local partnerships. Click to see image galleryClick to see the infographic