[english text] A map that tweet alerts of illegal mining in Amazon forest Foto de abertura: Detalhe do mapa Author: Hyury Potter The Brazilian Amazon lost about 410,000 km² of native forest between 2000 and 2017¹ – an area almost the size of California State. Illegal mining is one of the main factors […]
Indigenous people and populations that live off extractivism denounce the impacts caused by paving the roads between the south of Amazonas and Acre. The construction work is ridden with environmental and fiscal irregularities.
The Ministry of Environment (Minam), announced the creation of three new protected areas (PA) in the Loreto region. They’re the National Park Güeppí-Sekime, Airo Pai Communal Reserve and Communal Reserve Huimeki, areas very rich on biodiversity.
The rumored clean energy produced by powerplants has an impact that governments prefer to ignore. Brazilian researchers and activists explain the risks of these enterprises.
The new Colombian government shows interest in expanding mining activities in the Amazon without any environmental guarantees.The Amazon river has dropped to its lowest level in 40 years in north-eastern Peru, causing severe economic disruption in a region where it is the main transport route.
Brazil’s government has given the formal go-ahead for the building on a tributary of the Amazon of the world’s third biggest hydroelectric dam.
Peru’s health ministry has sent emergency teams to a remote Amazon region to battle an outbreak of rabies spread by vampire bats.According to the government, 54 of its 72 million hectares will be protected. However, there are still some legal loopholes and threats to the Amazon Rainforest.
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.
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.