Peru launches a convocation for the building of a highway between Pucapallpa and Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil’s most isolated city, placing under risk populations and ecosystems in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest.
Forced Labor in Amazonia
The photography of this essay was mostly taken at the Yasuní National Park,
Social organizations, companies and the media get together to develop the “Amazon 2030” project, which will monitor social and environmental indicators in the Colombian Amazon.
O Eco Amazonia spoke to specialists about the main challenges Brazil’s elected president, Dilma Rousseff, will have to deal with for the Amazon Rainforest.
Without any energy deficiency problems, Peru begins construction of Inambari, yet another Pharaonic dam in the Amazon. The Brazilian consortium in charge includes Petrobras.
The Brazilian government is the main financer of the road that will cut through a national park and an Indian reserve in Bolivia. The construction work has already been granted a license over the opinion of indigenous peoples. Pressures caused the resignation of the Vice-Minister of the Environment.
A report from the WWF shows that 1,200 new species were found in the Amazon Rainforest in 10 years. Researchers believe that, with more investments, those numbers could be higher.
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.