In Vaupés, a department in the Colombian Amazon, indigenous peoples cling to their beliefs to protect themselves from mining. A concession for the exploitation of coltan angers three communities: the leaders are threatened and their right to prior consultation has been violated.
[:pt]A degradação da floresta já representa uma pressão maior que o desmatamento em sete dos nove países da região[:es]El estudio confirmó la conocida hipótesis de que estas poblaciones son “guardianas del bosque”
The Ministry of Environment in Peru (MINAM) set apart 244.92 hectare area in Loreto as a new Private Conservation Area to conserve the ecosystem for local populations.
Eight new mammal species were found in the construction of São Luiz do Tapajós dam, which may become the most controversial hydroelectric project in the history of Brazil.
Deforestation has been the main objective of conversation strategies, but a new study in Nature finds that forest degradation, or the decline in the quality of forests, is also a major threat to biodiversity.
The jaguar was the species chosen as a symbol of the Brazilian delegation. In Manaus, after being displayed in the parade of the Olympic torch, he ran and finished dead.
More than 400 dams are planned on being built, are being built or have been built in the Amazon Basin. These dams disrupt the impressive migration of Amazonian catfish, a commercially valuable fish and apex predator in the environment.
In 2013 the Association of Young Conservationists of High Pilcomayo, in Peru, requested a concession to preserve space and ecosystem services in an area in the department of Cusco. They still do not get the concession.
The Identity Madidi scientific project seeks more data on the ecosystem of the park. In six study sites 900 vertebrate species and 627 butterflies were recorded.
Animals were rescued from smugglers during operation by the military police and ICMBio. It is the largest seizure of turtles made by the Amazon State.