Gold mining has become one of the main problems for conservation of biodiversity in the Orinoquia region, Guainia department.
Called Bryconops Munduruku, the species name refers to the Munduruku indigenous ethnic group, who settled on the right bank of the Tapajos river and gave rise to the city of Aveiro.
According to Imazon, 582 square kilometers of trees were felled in a year. Pollution of the smoke endangered the health of the population, but the Amazonas state government has invested in agribusiness with the Safra Plan.
By 2040, many of Brazil’s existing and planned hydropower projects, including those in the Tapajós basin, could become unviable as drought worsens and river flows decrease.
Study seeks to understand impacts of oil spills during the period of oil operations in the reserve, with information of 565 water and soil samples for the period 1994-2015.
Document prepared by the Amazon Regional Articulación (ARA), points out that, in the region, unlike the rest of the country, poverty rates are not only higher, as they have also increased.
Forest advocates want Brazil’s federal government to take swifter action to end deforestation of the Amazon altogether.
Sernanp detected increase in illegal mining in an air patrol to assess possible impacts of illegal activities.
Brazil, Peru and Colombia all have major holdings in Amazonia, and all have diverging policies that have had varying success in curbing deforestation.