Studies show how corruption occurs in the forest, from land grabbing and land theft, and how it is considered a good deal because of impunity. In the case of the gold trade, the law itself favors laundering.
Tag: Amazon Rainforest
Hunting, deforestation, and fire threaten jaguars in the world’s largest rainforest
The Federal Prosecutor’s Office wants harsher penalties for a gang that killed big cats in the state of Acre. No one has been arrested. In the Amazon, human action kills or displaces about 350 jaguars every year.
Every person in three indigenous Munduruku villages in Pará is contaminated by mercury from wildcat mining
Studies by Fiocruz show that 60% of the indigenous people of the Sawré Muybu Indigenous Land have this toxic metal in their bodies above the limit tolerated by the WHO. Mining in indigenous lands has grown by almost 500% in a decade.
Deforestation in the Legal Amazon grows 22% in 2021, reaching the highest rate in 15 years
Prodes data are ready since October 27 but were only released this Wednesday. This rate is almost 22% higher than 2020, a record year. Amazonas jumps to second place in state-wide rankings.
Eletrobras privatization could increase deforestation and emissions in Brazil
Estimates indicate greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity sector will grow by 33% if amendments included in the omnibus bill, known as “tortoises”,are approved along with the privatization of the company, which is responsible for almost a third of energy produced in the country.
Indigenous peoples want to take part in the carbon market because of their role in preserving the Amazon
Leaders defend that part of the resources should guarantee and maintain their territories. The way that carbon markets will work will be defined until the end of COP26.
Peruvian government affirms illegal plantation activity in Amazon rainforest
Peru’s forest authority has issued a statement to the London Stock Exchange condemning United Cacao’s plantation projects.
Keeping Amazon fish connected is key to their conservation
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.
A Crítica.com: An ‘information ferry’ to stimulate eco-tourism in the Amazon
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.
A Critica : New project to produce ethanol in the Amazon from sweet potatos
Sudam organization will support research that will result in the production of Amazonian biodiesel using sweet potatos as raw material instead of cane sugar.