Inspired by Wänä’cä, a leader who is mentioned in the ancestral songs of the Huöttöja people, Hortimio Ochoa is the visible face of defense of the Cataniapo hydrographic basin in the Venezuelan state of Amazonas. It is an area subject to increasingly evident pressure associated with mining, deforestation and the incursion of illegal armed groups.
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The dorado catfish, which can grow up to 2 metres long, is an important source of food for people along the world’s longest river. It was suspected of making a spectacular journey, but a careful new analysis of the distribution of larvae and juvenile and mature adults has confirmed the mammoth migration.
Yolanda Kakabadse – the indefatigable defender of sustainability – is a former Ecuadorian Minister of Environment and the current International President of WWF. Kakabadse also founded CDKN alliance partner Fundacion Futuro Latinamericano, is a member of CDKN’s Network Council and has been involved in the Amazon Security initiative. In this interview with Miren Gutierrez, she […]
Fires raging across Amazonia could reach unprecedented levels by October if authorities do not clamp down on the practice of starting them in order to clear and maintain pastureland, according to Alberto Setzer, coordinator of fire monitoring at Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE). The number of fire outbreaks nationwide is already 57% higher […]
The leader was arbitrarily arrested by the Federal Police in peaceful demonstration in defense of the health of Lower Tapajós River indigenous.
Protected areas may suffer loss of over 6.5 million hectares – an area equivalent to 7.8 million stadiums like the Maracanã – if projects of environmental impact that are in progress in the country are approved.
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.
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.
They still retain much of their customs, language, rituals, culture intact. Except for the practice that transformed them into one of the most feared indigenous peoples of the Amazon: the practice of cutting off the head of the vanquished enemies in war.
The governments of Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom made its first payment to Colombia for having complied with the reduction of deforestation between 2013 and 2014.