The Amazon, the largest rainforest in the world, is also a source and transit point for illegally extracted jungle resources and narcotics. As criminal economies expand, violence and deforestation worsen
Honduras just reported the murder of another environmental leader, Lesbia Urquía; while Brazil recently lost the activist Nilce de Souza Magalhães.
The difficult situation of environmental and social activists in Latin America and Colombia
Man who constantly denounced illegal miners that invaded their property located at kilometer 95 of the Interoceanic Highway in La Pampa, Madre de Dios, was killed.
The Ka’apor risk their lives to evict loggers from their land. In the midst of conflict, indigenous leader is killed.
In a joint statement, members of WWF-Brazil, said the region between the Amapá state in Brazil and French Guiana is one area that is experiencing major problems.
The authorities in Brazil say they have dismantled a criminal organization accused of invading, logging and burning large areas of public land and selling these illegally for farming and grazing.
The Hypancistrus zebra has been exported illegally by a route passing through the state of Amazonas.
An environmental campaigner is killed every week in Brazil. Journalists travel to Lábrea in the heart of the Amazon to meet the people risking their lives.
Nearly 70% of “officially inspected” logging concessions in Peru have had their permits canceled or are under investigation for major breaches of forestry laws, finds a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports.