Luiz Alberto Araújo, 54 years old, who headed the environment department for the municipal government of the town of Altamira in the Amazonian state of Pará, was killed by two gunmen
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Mongabay has obtained a new, high-resolution satellite image of Petroamazona’s suspected pipeline and drilling platforms in the famed Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini (ITT) block. Obtained from Planet, the image was analyzed by the team at the Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP) just after Ecuador announced it had begun drilling in arguably the most biodiverse place on the planet.
Global dam study: reservoir islands shouldn’t be counted as conservation areas by developers. Island isolation inevitably leads to extinctions, ecosystem instability. by Claire Salisbury Hydropower development is booming, with controversial projects unfolding across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe. Though often presented as a green renewable energy option, dams can cause a litany of negative […]
Yolanda Kakabadse – the indefatigable defender of sustainability – is a former Ecuadorian Minister of Environment and the current International President of WWF. Kakabadse also founded CDKN alliance partner Fundacion Futuro Latinamericano, is a member of CDKN’s Network Council and has been involved in the Amazon Security initiative. In this interview with Miren Gutierrez, she […]
An OjoPublico.com team traveled the forests of Madre de Dios, Peru, and discovered that an illegal highway promoted by the regional governor, Luis Otsuka, is the new corridor for the trafficking of timber and fuel from Cusco to center of illegal mining in the Amazon. Otsuka was accused of illegal deforestation last November for having […]
Documentary shows the cultural heritage of the indigenous people Tsimane` Mosetén, who ancestrally protected forests of Madidi National Park and Pilon Lajas Biosphere Reserve.
The event was a mobilization held by social movements of organizations of Pará municipalities of Santarém, Itaituba, Jacareacanga and Aveiro. These organizations are unified in the Tapajós Vivo movement, based in Santarém.
The total area of the Amazon territory that was affected by two spills that took place in August in New Alianza, in the Amazon region of Loreto, Peru, has an extension of more than three Olympic swimming pools.
Experts discuss how to reduce space for cattle and contain losses of forests with public policies and conditions for credit to livestock.