In the municipality of Altamira, Pará, almost 6,500 hectares of public forests were cut down in 2020. One of the people responsible deforested 60% of this area and did not stop even after being fined by Ibama.
Exclusive survey reveals 145 requests filed with the National Mining Agency as of November 3, the highest number in 24 years. A bill presented by President Bolsonaro would legalize activities currently prohibited by the Constitution. Image: operation against illegal mining in TI Kayapó, in 2017. Photo: Felipe Werneck/InfoAmazonia.
It was necessary for the two largest cities, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, stay under the threat of collapse in providing for the serious reality was imposed to the negligence and incompetence of the government, and the insensitivity of the population.
Google is bringing the wonders of the Amazon to a larger audience with a new set of Street View images of the world’s largest tropical rainforest.
To compensate the environmental impacts of implementing the Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) Teles Pires, on the border of the states of Mato Grosso and Pará, Sucunduri State Park in the Amazon will receive an compensation for protected areas.
Inspections are being made in places where there are sauim-collared monkeys as a way to preserve the species, which is an important symbol in Manaus.
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.
What has been the impact of the natural oscillations of long and medium duration on the climate? How has what is now the largest forest in the world evolved in the past 50,000 years? To what extent does past data confirm the projections for the future?
According to Sipam, increased rainfall occurs from January to March, due to the influence of the South Atlantic Convergence Zone, which has maximum activity in this period.
The preservation of turtles guarantees, indirectly, the protection of several other species such as the manatee, red and tucuxi porpoises, various migratory birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish – a natural resource widely used by local coastal communities for consumption and income.