In July of this year, a pipeline ruptured near an upriver tributary of the Aguarico, just above Dureno. The spill, an estimated 16,000 barrels, spread for almost a hundred miles down through the precious 600,000-hectare Cuyabeno wildlife reserve, as far as Zabalo.
Due to access to public information, it is known that Peru’s Evaluation and Environmental Control Agency (OEFA) requested a budget of 166 260 160 nuevos soles but, according to the draft budget approved by the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), they were only allocated 130 260 160 nuevos soles.
Despite repeated complaints from affected residents, national press and civil society organizations, illegal deforestation of primary forests in Tamshiyacu (Loreto) continues.
The study, Consumer Goods and Deforestation, says two countries – Brazil and Indonesia – account for 75% of the total area illegally cleared over the period.
Lorraine Fleury notes that the Xingu Vivo group never agreed to discuss the plant’s construction. A different stance from that of the Movement of People Affected by Dams (MAB), for example, which has a greater historical dialogue with the PT party and with the federal government.
Many of our ideas about the natural world and environmentalism can be traced back to two trailblazing 19th century explorers who continue to inspire scientists heading to the Amazon rainforest to identify new species.
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.
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.
Federal University of Rondônia researcher warns that hydroelectric plants of Santo Antônio and Jirau on the Madeira River could produce catastrophic results in Rondônia and Bolivia.