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

Far from ICUs and ventilators, indigenous people from the Amazon try to shield themselves from the virus

Analysis shows that the distance between villages inland in the Amazon and the nearest ICU bed can exceed 1000 km. There are no pulmonary ventilators in most Amazonian municipalities.

Sebastião Salgado calls for protection of indigenous people during the pandemic

One of the greatest photographers of today sends a letter to Bolsonaro stating that the Covid-19 epidemic may represent the genocide of several ethnic groups.

New study: Amazon authorities can’t get a grip on mercury trade

A new report dives into the underworld of the mercury trade, as experienced across the Amazon region; in Bolivia, Guyana and Suriname.

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  • New frontier of gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon

    11/03/2016 clip Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project

    In the current report, we show the new gold mining frontiers in northern and central Peru: two cases in the region of Amazonas and a case in the buffer zone of El Sira Communal Reserve, in the Huanuco region.

  • Exclusive: new satellite images show oil drilling in Yasuni-ITT

    10/11/2016 clip Mongabay

    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.

  • Dams inevitably result in species decline, losses on reservoir islands

    09/28/2016 clip Mongabay

    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 […]

  • Madre de Dios, Peru: The road that cuts the heart of the Amazon

    09/12/2016 clip Ojo Público

    An 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 […]


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