Peru’s forest authority has issued a statement to the London Stock Exchange condemning United Cacao’s plantation projects.
Unless a system-wide approach to conservation is applied to Amazon basin lakes, floodplains and rivers, we could soon see a collapse of the region’s fish populations.
The Floating Center is the idea of the State Department of the Environment in Brazil to boost tourism in protected areas. The vessel will have capacity for 150 people and will follow an environmentally friendly standard, says the department.
Sudam organization will support research that will result in the production of Amazonian biodiesel using sweet potatos as raw material instead of cane sugar.
A new report which focused on the Amazon states of Mato Grosso and Pará, where the researchers interviewed ranchers and meat processors − finds the cost of raising beef cattle is prompting many ranchers to consider switching to crops such as palm oil.
While interdiction and policy formalization of mining, from the central government, are critical in the fight for the protection of forests, these have not been accompanied by an alternative plan to mitigate the impact on the economy of the citizens of Madre de Dios.
The Friends of the Manatee Association (AMPA) and the National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA) delivered a petition in Brasilia a petition with more than 55,000 virtual signatures urging the protection of aquatic mammals in the Amazon region, especially the pink dolphin.
Frustrated by the government’s lack of action to keep illegal loggers out of the Alto Turiacu Indian territory, local warriors from several tribes have taken it upon themselves to find logging camps, destroy equipment, and drive out the unwelcome intruders.
Lorraine Fleury notes that the Xingu Vivo group never agreed to discuss the plant’s construction. A different stance from that of the Movement of People Affected by Dams (MAB), for example, which has a greater historical dialogue with the PT party and with the federal government.
The Hypancistrus zebra has been exported illegally by a route passing through the state of Amazonas.