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.
Imazon is collaborating with the Brazilian state of Pará to combine real time satellite imagery and advanced mapping techniques to protect the rainforest.
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.
The San Roque Agricultural Experiment Station was invaded and more than three thousand trees were cut down that were part of agroforestry systems of timber species.