Protected Areas and Indigenous Lands

Stories on “Protected Areas and Indigenous Lands“

  • Yasuní, a place that inspires

    07/22/2010 clip Finding Species

    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

  • Forest’s ugly duckling to the rescue

    07/18/2010 clip O Eco

    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

  • Renewed moratorium, reinforced monitoring

    07/13/2010 clip O Eco

    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).

  • Mining vs. protection of the biodiversity

    07/02/2010 clip O Eco

    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.

  • A down-to-earth attitude

    06/01/2010 clip O Eco

    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

  • Forest concessions go forward in Brazil

    05/26/2010 clip O Eco

    A model devised in 2006 allows the bidding of vast public areas for exploitation with forest management. Preliminary results show a reduction of illegal activities on the part of lumber companies in the Amazon.

  • Carajás: the dilemma of a sustainable development

    05/11/2010 clip O Eco

    Ensconced in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, the world’s largest outdoor iron mine has not created the expected amount wealth or quality of life. While the trail of destruction continues to grow around it, the company that owns the mining rights contributes towards research of endemic species in the region.

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