Animals were rescued from smugglers during operation by the military police and ICMBio. It is the largest seizure of turtles made by the Amazon State.
Experts seek a way to assess the presence of mercury in the environment and organisms before it becomes toxic.
Deforested area corresponds to more than a thousand football fields, says IBAMA. A joint operation disabled mining, and equipment was burned.
The “Human Cost” is a documentary that shows the struggle that Peruvian indigenous uphold to avoid deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.
The Mamirauá Institute is developing a project to provide electricity through solar panels to dozens of Amazonian communities of fishermen and farmers.
The first turbine of the Belo Monte dam began to operate in pre-operational phase. It happened just over five years after the start of construction of the plant, projected to be the fourth largest in the world.
Document shows mercury contamination in rivers, hydrobiological species and population exceeding the maximum permissible limits due to artisanal mining.
Decision revoked act of the Legislative Assembly of the state, which abolished the decrees of creation of four protected areas of sustainable use.
Tiputini, which is outside the Yasuni, includes in the ITT block about 920 million barrels of oil, 20% of Ecuador’s reserves.