Fires record in Brazil increased 61% from January to August, compared with the same period last year. Click to see full size image gallery
Control deficiency, together with effects of climate and economic aspects, is further aggravating the scene of fire in Brazilian biomes this year, says researcher at INPE.
Italy, Brazil and Bolivia have bet on a program to reduce the fires in the Bolivian Amazon. It is believed to be a model for the preservation of the Pan Amazon.
Experts agree that 95% of forest fires in the Colombian Amazon are caused by man.
Jungles that can be flooded by black water rivers in the Amazon are in a good state of conservation, but are very vulnerable to forest fires.
Social program to bring energy to isolated communities is used to provide light to the brother of the governor of Mato Grosso, which has an illegal farm inside a park in the Amazon.
The indigenous Awa-Guajá can disappear due to the advance of logging and exploitation of its territory.
In order cope with pressures non-governmental organization has been heading sustainable actions in the region for the past 15 years. ||
The role of Brazil’s public bank in Amazonian countries has been highly detrimental to local populations and the environment, contrary to what the institution publicizes.