A plan to build a dozen dams in the Tapajós river basin would drive the loss of 950,000 hectares of rainforest by 2032 by spurring land speculation and mass migration to the region, suggests a study published by Imazon.
Episode two features the Cofan Tribe in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest and their fight to protect their land and water from oil pollution.
The study, Consumer Goods and Deforestation, says two countries – Brazil and Indonesia – account for 75% of the total area illegally cleared over the period.
Satellite figures show surge in deforestation, as agriculture expands in states of Para and Mato Grosso.
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.
A new technology being developed by Wake Forest researchers could help reverse the devastating effects of deforestation and mining on the world’s largest rainforest.
The director and co-founder of the Global Conservation Institute, spent ten years studying the saki monkey family. This monkeys, like all South American primates, suffer from the effects of region-wide habitat disturbances.
Film follows researchers as they aim is to find new species and underline the biological significance of the region.
As many as 40,000 illegal miners — mostly poor, Quechua-speaking laborers from Peru’s Andean highlands — have invaded some of the most pristine and biologically rich sections of ancient forest in the Amazon basin.