Caught in the middle of the jungle. Young captured in the form of ‘debt’ are forced to serve sexually to miners in ‘La Pampa’, in Madre de Dios. To leave this place they must raise money working in bars as escorts.
The ethnic group that once had 15,000 members is today reduced to Aruká and her three daughters: the last family
“Unpunished Excesses” is an investigative series developed by Convoca from the construction and analysis of the first database on the environmental obligations of the large mining and oil industry.
As new ecological stations and other preserves are set up across Brazil, rural colonos and beiradeiros may be forced from their long-time homesteads.
Daniel Azeredo’s persistence led him to understand the livestock chain in Pará and make a deal that turned slaughterhouses into forest guardians
Previously we presented maps of deforestation hotspots in the Peruvian Amazon for the periods 2012-2014 and 2015, respectively. In this MAAP we present a complementary analysis based on the size of the deforestation events.
The way Peru is pushing the production of oil palm in the Amazon is weakening these pledges.
The São Luiz do Tapajós mega-dam has been suspended by Brazilian authorities in a surprise turnaround that recognizes the presence of indigenous territories in the dam’s vicinity.
New data indicate a big surge in gold mining in and near Tambopata National Reserve over the past few months.