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.
The director of Andes Amazon Fund analyzes and highlights the successes and failures of the government is ending and notes with concern the proposals of the government that is about to begin.[:]
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.
This big tree is disappearing due to deforestation, land development, and the acceleration of urbanization. All of this is occurring without the consideration of conservationism.
The National Service of Natural Protected Areas of Peru with several other public and private institutions installed a checkpoint at the Allpahuayo Mishano National Reserve and the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.
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.
Specialists present results on fisheries, watershed management, environmental pollution, carbon storage and biodiversity in the Amazon.
Efforts to conserve tropical species will not succeed if we do not take into consideration the control of the most common disorders caused by man: logging, forest fires, among others. By Thiago Medaglia, Photo by Flavio Forner
Protected areas may suffer loss of over 6.5 million hectares – an area equivalent to 7.8 million stadiums like the Maracanã – if projects of environmental impact that are in progress in the country are approved.
Victor Zambrano has been nominated for this global society as an “anonymous leader conservation” because of his environmental education work with children of Madre de Dios region.