InfoAmazonia visited location where illegal mercury is sold along the border between Bolivia and Brazil, for illegal use by wildcat gold mining operations in Amazonia. After the Minamata Convention, Bolivia became the world’s largest mercury importer and it is estimated that half of the metal is sold as contraband to neighboring countries including Brazil, which has eliminated its legal mercury imports.
Documentary shows the cultural heritage of the indigenous people Tsimane` Mosetén, who ancestrally protected forests of Madidi National Park and Pilon Lajas Biosphere Reserve.
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.
Demand for forest products sustainably collected is growing rapidly.
One of the proposals was identifying new forest products under sustainable management systems in order to improve the financial sustainability of protected areas.
Pictures shared on social networks show a dead dolphin, which had presumably become entangled in a net for illegal fishing in the Ibare River, near the city of Trinidad.
Brazil’s development bank is investing heavily in a plan to build huge hydroelectric dams in the Amazon and across South America.
The results show that varieties of this insect in the reserve are three times higher than what was assumed (the catalog grew from 355 to 1080).
The game puts the user in various situations of natural or manmade disasters, and they need to face different options the game presents, such as community work.
In 2012, the concession for the Bolivian Oilfield Company was 372,500 hectares, but a decree issued in 2015 extended the concession to 806,250 hectares.