According to a new study from RAISG, in just five years, the Amazon could lose almost half of what it lost in the past two decades.
The challenges Lula will face to eradicate illegal deforestation in Amazonia by 2028
Specialists focus on the difficulties the new 2023 administration faces to reach the goal promised by the Bolsonaro administration at COP26 last year. Escalating deforestation rates could keep Brazil from carrying out its promise.
Four years of Bolsonaro’s Amazon destruction, in satellite imagery
Deforestation in the Amazon has spiraled out of control during Jair Bolsonaro’s as president. InfoAmazonia and PlenaMata have illustrated the destruction using satellite imagery.
Bolsonaro supporters on YouTube misinform when they say that Europe destroyed forests and is now punishing Brazilian agribusiness for deforestation
Discourse strengthened on YouTube when the EU passed a law banning imported products made in deforested areas. The new norm benefits Brazilian agribusiness that respects the law, but the radicalization can harm good farmers.
60 candidates in Amazonia had their campaigns funded by deforesters
They received a total of R$1.77 million in 8 states. Most belong to parties in Bolsonaro’s support base in Congress, in particular the Partido Liberal (PL) and the União Brasil. A candidate from Acre, convicted of modern slavery, received the largest donation to any candidate in the Amazon from his own father, arrested for environmental crime.
Deforestation in the Amazon in the month of July increases by 160% during the past three years of the Bolsonaro administration
An area the size of the city of São Paulo was deforested in the Amazon in July 2022 alone. Pará state leads the monthly ranking; however, the cumulative total for the year shows Amazonas state in the lead for the first time. Estimates suggest that the annual rate of deforestation in the biome will be the highest since 2006.
Denialist film about the environment in Brazil is one of the top 10 most-posted videos on Telegram
A study by two federal universities mapped 4 million messages and uncovered a disinformation ecosystem. Check out this interview with one of the researchers.
Indigenous Leaders in Amazonas and Land Demarcation are under Attack in WhatsApp Groups
Monitoring of groups on the messaging app WhatsApp shows that disinformation and lies are a strategy to weaken the Indigenous fight.
Risk to National Sovereignty in the Amazon Region is a Government Fallacy, says Izabella Teixeira
In interview, the former Minister of Environment points out which of the Bolsonaro Administration’s excuses she considers to be inappropriate and comments on the false content spread on social networks and reinforced in official statements
Hunting, deforestation, and fire threaten jaguars in the world’s largest rainforest
The Federal Prosecutor’s Office wants harsher penalties for a gang that killed big cats in the state of Acre. No one has been arrested. In the Amazon, human action kills or displaces about 350 jaguars every year.