According to Imazon, 582 square kilometers of trees were felled in a year. Pollution of the smoke endangered the health of the population, but the Amazonas state government has invested in agribusiness with the Safra Plan.
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After the high pollution index registered in the city, Amazonas State Government creates hastily a center to combat the fires.
In 21 of the 62 municipalities of Amazonas State, the fire situation is critical, including registration of endangered animals dead. Manaus dawns with strong smoke haze.
Photographer says in her essays, series and photo reports, stories an inconspicuous Amazon, its “Black Amazon.”
The Sateré-Mawé are indigenous people from the lower Amazon region and inventors of guarana culture, Amazonian fruit that was benefited by them, giving rise to the drink that is known worldwide.
To find in the act of illegal logging, the farmers were beaten with rifle butts on the back and head and forced to undress.
The disappeared people were working on opening a path in the woods within a settlement when they encountered loggers cutting down trees on public land.
The leader of Portelinha community, Maria das Dores Salvador Priante, was kidnapped, tortured and murdered 20 days ago in Iranduba, as a result of agrarian conflict with the accused of ordering the crime.
The National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels launched without prior consultation with the National Indigenous Foundation (FUNAI), a new pre-edict bidding for exploration and production of oil and gas in seven blocks.