This tropical turnaround tale is about smart policy and science allied with resourceful ranchers trying to make ends meet on one of the planet’s most hostile landscapes.
A new paper in Science magazine says that since 2005, the rate of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has dropped 70 percent, and Brazil now leads the world in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
A rash of road construction is causing widespread change in the world’s largest tropical forest — with potentially global consequences.
Greenpeace published a 2-year investigation that shows how the logging industry threatens the Amazon rainforest. These photos show the illegal logging that’s ransacking the forest and show what’s at stake if the logging continues.
Deforestation, especially in the Andean highlands of Bolivia and Peru, was the main driver of this year’s disastrous flooding in the Madeira river watershed in Bolivia’s Amazon rainforest and the drainage basin across the border, in Brazil.
Terra-i published a video of its first field validation of its data on vegetation cover changes for the years 2011- 2012 in Pucallpa, Ucayali, in Peru. This validación was realizada between September and October of 2013.