By tapping the expertise of indigenous hunters, researchers found that conventional surveying techniques underestimate animal populations and miss species in the remote Amazon.
A science project is being launched to understand the links between the world’s largest rainforest and the climate.
Team of scientists found that depending on the degree to which deforestation comes under control in the next 35 years, between 36 and 57 percent of the 16,000 tree species in the tropical rainforest area would be considered threatened.
Researchers at the Mamirauá Institute captured two jaguars that will be included in the monitoring and study initiative of felines in the Amazon. The surprise, however, was to see a baby jaguar.
Tropical deforestation and degradation account for as much as 19 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions today. But powerful market-based strategies for tackling such emissions are emerging.
One major Brazilian supermarket chain has just committed to stop selling beef linked to Amazon destruction and human rights violations – because Brazilians demanded it.
They warn with a statement of the fierce advance of deforestation for oil palm, and they claim that Peru’s government institutions are not fulfilling their duties of control and supervision..
The intention is to plant 72,000 trees every month in the Amazon, chosen by indigenous communities, but providing food security.
New map shows deforestation in the northeastern part of the region of Madre de Dios, in Peru, along the Interoceanic Road.