Killings of environmental protesters, often indigenous people fighting to protect land, on the rise with 2015 likely to have been the deadliest year on record.
Social Progress Index in the Amazon
In addition to the environmental impact of oil spills in the Peruvian Amazon, indigenous women of the same areas remain poor, isolated, and exposed to diseases and domestic violence.
One of the perpetrators of arguably Brazil’s most internationally high-profile murders in recent years is currently walking around free.
According to the latest report of the Ombudsman, to January there have been 211 social conflicts nationwide, of which 147 are socio-environmental.
InfoAmazonia map updated in real time with data from NASA reveals the concentration of heat sources in the State of Roraima, which borders Venezuela and Guyana
For the manufacture of tile, local communities are demanded for the supply of fibers used in the process, and so they are also benefited with the generation of income.
The Munduruku began the self-demarcation process in its territory after years without Indigenous National Foundation (Funai) response.
Peruvian university created efficient energy-saving lamps (300 lumens), made from plants that help illuminate New Saposoa community in the Amazon of Peru.
Ministry of Environment of Peru and the National Service of Protected Natural Areas by the State (Sernanp) expressed their opposition to the bill.