The Amazon holds 80% of Brazil’s mangroves. A bridge between terrestrial and marine environments, mangrove formations guard stores of greenhouse gases, shelter unique species, and maintain human populations, but they are under threat.
A big barrier reef was discovered in the mouth of the Amazon river
The reef occupies an area of 9300 square kilometers and is between 30 and 120 meters deep.
Mining closed in Amapá extracted gold and wood illegally in Brazilian state of Amapa
Owner had license to extract tantalite in an area of 30 hectares. Inspection identified river deviation and soil contamination by mercury.
Brazilian state less deforested receives fund for forest management
The conservation and management of 19 protected areas in the Brazilian State of Amapá will receive a financial contribution of $ 1,7 million donated by organizations. It will be called Amapá Fund.
Forbes: Illegal gold mining in Brazil destroying Amazon, indigenous tribes at risk
In a joint statement, members of WWF-Brazil, said the region between the Amapá state in Brazil and French Guiana is one area that is experiencing major problems.
Globo.com: Brazilian report shows illegal mines of the French Guiana region
Images of an area of illegal mining in French Guiana, where a large majority of the miners are Brazilians.
Agência Amapá Notícias: Brazilian miners crimes identified in French Guiana
French and Brazilian Police identified crimes in areas of mines in French Guyana, mostly killings by Brazilian that occur in the mining area.
Postponed vote that can extinguish the Amapá State Forest, in Brazil
Upon recommendation of the State Prosecutor, the project will not be discussed further. For government, movement that aims to extinguish protected area is because elections.
Amapá State Forest is at risk of ending
Political group linked to logging companies and soybean production wants to overthrow the decree of creation of this unit that occupies 17% of the state.