“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.
Roads and Deforestation
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.
New data indicate a big surge in gold mining in and near Tambopata National Reserve over the past few months.
New threats and little state presence make indigenous intend to bring their demands to international courts.
Scientist says that to fight diseases transmitted by the mosquito Aedes aegypti, the best way is prevention. “The only tool we have is still fighting the vector.”
Tropical deforestation and degradation account for as much as 19 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions today. But powerful market-based strategies for tackling such emissions are emerging.