Amazônia Minada project finds unusual rise in demand for manganese in 2020, when it became the second most requested on indigenous lands – just after gold. Some of the richest manganese deposits in the world are in southeast Pará, overlapping with the territories of the Kayapó, the most affected by recent records in mining requests. Illegal mining has increased and Indigenous people denounce mining on their territories.
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Attacks against environmental defenders continue during the COVID-19 crisis
At least six defenders of the environment have been killed in Latin American since 11 March, the date on which the pandemic was declared.
Madeira River dams may spell doom for Amazon’s marathon catfish: Studies
[:pt]O monitoramento independente de uma população de grandes bagres no rio Madeira, importante afluente do Amazonas, confirma que duas usinas hidrelétricas praticamente impediram a migração da espécie que faz a mais longa migração de água doce conhecida no mundo
New talks on oil pollution could end indigenous blockade of Amazonian river in Peru
An indigenous protest over oil pollution in the Peruvian Amazon — which is blocking boat traffic on the Marañón River, a crucial transportation route — could move toward a solution in the coming days, with a meeting between protesters and Cabinet ministers.
Environmental official murdered in Brazilian Amazon
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
Exclusive: new satellite images show oil drilling in Yasuni-ITT
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
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 […]
Peru: Two oil spills impacted 4425 square meters of Amazon territory
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.
Peru: last oil spill pollutes farm fields in Amazonas State
Reports from Peruvian Civil Defense Institute also report the number of people and homes affected after the spill in the Uchichiangos river.
Peru: conservation, economic development and a new government
The director of Andes Amazon Fund analyzes and highlights the successes and failures of the government is ending and notes with concern the proposals of the government that is about to begin.[:]