Efforts to conserve tropical species will not succeed if we do not take into consideration the control of the most common disorders caused by man: logging, forest fires, among others. By Thiago Medaglia, Photo by Flavio Forner
New fire mapping details how Amazon rainforest has been destroyed in advancing agricultural frontier in northeastern Mato Grosso.
The Amazon rainforest is facing a higher risk of fires this dry season, warns a fire prediction system developed by researchers using NASA and NOAA data.
Amazon Under Pressure Atlas was a first result, the second is to work on information management and monitoring in each country.
Skillful farmers in fire control are leaving the region, experts say. The population in the area fell 60% in some Peruvian provinces.
Study shows that does not exist a space of governance involving all pan-amazons actors. Unsustainable development would mean degradation, suppression and fragmentation of the Amazon.
Geopolitical decisions are above any conservation initiative. The environment would be an underlying theme to the continent’s governments.
Results of the study on the biome should serve to public policy formulation for sustainable development in the Amazon.
InfoAmazonia special map with data on the impacts of mining, oil, roads, deforestation, fire and hydropower in 9 countries in the jungle.
Study presents an overview of the Amazon on 6 major threats: mining, oil, roads, deforestation, fire and hydroelectric.