Workers trying to clean up the oil spill of June 25 in Loreto lacked the equipment to clean up safely. The oil spill threatens the vulnerable community of Barranca which lacks safe drinking water and electricity.
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A new oil spill raised fears of a deterioration water pollution and fish on which depend indigenous peoples and coastal communities.
Nilce de Souza Magalhaes, militant of Movement of People Affected by Dams in Porto Velho, Brazil, was murdered in January and her body had not been found.
More than 400 dams are planned on being built, are being built or have been built in the Amazon Basin. These dams disrupt the impressive migration of Amazonian catfish, a commercially valuable fish and apex predator in the environment.
Researchers at the Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil, join InfoAmazonia to investigate applications of water quality sensor Mãe d’Água in rural and urban areas of Santarém, state of Pará, in the Amazon.
In 2013 the Association of Young Conservationists of High Pilcomayo, in Peru, requested a concession to preserve space and ecosystem services in an area in the department of Cusco. They still do not get the concession.
The Brazilian interim government of President Michel Temer, who took over after the departure of Dilma Rousseff, complete one month on June 12 without setting an agenda for indigenous peoples of the country.
The Identity Madidi scientific project seeks more data on the ecosystem of the park. In six study sites 900 vertebrate species and 627 butterflies were recorded.
The Monitoring Andean Amazon Project presents a new map describing the loss of forest. More than 36,100 hectares of forest have been lost because of flooding by dams, especially the Jirau dam.