Hortimio, the “Lord of the Earth”: Always at the Forefront in Cataniapo

Inspired by Wänä’cä, a leader who is mentioned in the ancestral songs of the Huöttöja people, Hortimio Ochoa is the visible face of defense of the Cataniapo hydrographic basin in the Venezuelan state of Amazonas. It is an area subject to increasingly evident pressure associated with mining, deforestation and the incursion of illegal armed groups.

Amazon heroes who don’t give up

The Guardians of the Forest, a group of indigenous Guajajara in the Brazilian state of Maranhão, struggle to defend their land from invaders and to guarantee their survival in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

(Português) Queimadas avançam no oeste do Acre, que decreta emergência ambiental

(Português) A região mais preservada do estado concentra quase 60% dos focos de calor detectados na temporada de fogo de 2020.

Brazil: deforestation grows again in May. High in the year is 34%

Contrary to what the vice president said, devastation grew 12% in the month, 34% in the year and in 2019-2020 will probably be one of the highest ever recorded since the start of the count of Inpe

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    05/26/2010 clip O Eco

    A model devised in 2006 allows the bidding of vast public areas for exploitation with forest management. Preliminary results show a reduction of illegal activities on the part of lumber companies in the Amazon.

  • Carajás: the dilemma of a sustainable development

    05/11/2010 clip O Eco

    Ensconced in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, the world’s largest outdoor iron mine has not created the expected amount wealth or quality of life. While the trail of destruction continues to grow around it, the company that owns the mining rights contributes towards research of endemic species in the region.

  • Are the days of the Yasuní numbered?

    03/03/2010 clip O Eco

    The Ecuadorian government stirred up a great deal of expectation with the announcement of a financial compensation system in exchange for environmental services. But has presidente Rafael Correa changed his mind?

  • A questionable meal

    03/02/2010 clip O Eco

    There is a platform that intends to integrate systems of traceability in Brazilian red meat, revealing with genetic precision if the meat on the store shelf is a result of environmental crimes.

  • The Rubber Tapper trade is threatened

    03/01/2010 clip O Eco

    More than just the end of a tradition, the decline of rubber extraction represents the collapse of the model envisioned by Brazil of defending the possibility of preserving the forest while affording respectable living conditions for those who inhabit it.

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