Farmers in Tamshiyacu, in Loreto region, report that the culprit of the deforestation that has been occurring is Cacao del Perú Norte, a company that kills the primary forests of the area without the permission of the regional entity.
Yasuni National Park has been in the conservation spotlight in recent years, with oil drilling threatening their forests and wildlife. Satellite data shows a significant increase in deforestation alerts within the park since 2011.
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.
The program, which imposes stiff penalties on municipalities that have excessively high deforestation rates, effectively avoided 1.23 billion tons of carbon emissions during the period.
Better utilization of its vast areas of pasturelands could enable Brazil to dramatically boost agricultural production without the need to clear another hectare of Amazon rainforest, cerrado, or Atlantic forest, argues a new study published in the journal Global Environmental Change.
Communities are far more likely to stop trees being cut down than governments or business, found research issued by the World Resources Institute (WRI).
After sparking a movement against slash-and-burn agriculture and a murder, the State of Acre is selling a new vision of sustainability in the Amazon.
Mr. Baleia has sought to dismantle the idyllic, exotic image of the Amazon, where ”nature was untouched and people were living in harmony,” replacing it with graphic, aerial images of an eroded paradise.
Combining local activism with the long arm of its federal prosecutor, the state of Pará advances a new model for combating deforestation.
Industrial-scale soybean producers are joining loggers and cattle ranchers in the land grab, speeding up destruction and further fragmenting the great Brazilian wilderness.