Diana Ríos Rengifo took on the defense of the Peruvian Amazon after the murder of her father, a well-known Asheninka leader in the fight against illegal loggers. The trees in Saweto, a community located near the Peruvian border with Brazil, are highly coveted on the market and are threatened by indiscriminate logging.
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Indigenous Wampis conducted an operation against dozens of illegal miners who contaminated with mercury and cyanide the Santiago river basin, in the Amazon region.
More than 20 hydroelectric plants designed to operate in this Amazon river could displace more than 40,000 people from riverside areas
Eight new mammal species were found in the construction of São Luiz do Tapajós dam, which may become the most controversial hydroelectric project in the history of Brazil.
The area that was designed to protect timber forest, was deforested to be used in the development of agricultural activities.
Honduras just reported the murder of another environmental leader, Lesbia Urquía; while Brazil recently lost the activist Nilce de Souza Magalhães.
China Three Gorges, a state enterprise with a history of human rights violation, wants to build the dam São Luiz do Tapajós in Brazil.
Deforestation has been the main objective of conversation strategies, but a new study in Nature finds that forest degradation, or the decline in the quality of forests, is also a major threat to biodiversity.
The Melka Group is planning to auction off its palm oil holdings in the Amazon. The group has been highly controversial due to its practices of deforestation and complaints by Peruvian courts.
Specialists present results on fisheries, watershed management, environmental pollution, carbon storage and biodiversity in the Amazon.