Cattle ranchers that drive the vast majority of forest clearing in the Brazilian Amazon are unlikely to be held at bay indefinitely unless they are afforded new incentives for keeping trees standing, argues new analysis published by an economic research group.
It’s alarming to see this photo taken in August by NASA astronauts on the International Space Station, which shows multiple fires raging in South America’s Amazon rainforest, where for years farmers have been burning down trees to clear land.
An isolated indigenous tribe in the Amazon Rainforest has made its first contact with mainstream society, according to the Brazilian government’s Indian affairs department, FUNAI.
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.
Amazon tribal chiefs highlight the environmental situation in the Brazilian rainforest and speak of their discomfort at the money being spent on the World Cup in Brazil.
Brazil’s deforestation blacklist and market forces have helped spur many communities to think about deforestation differently.
Selective logging and small sub-canopy fires are degrading vast areas of rainforest across the Brazilian Amazon, contributing to largely hidden carbon emissions, argues a study published today in Global Change Biology.
The functions of the new Authority will be “planning, administrating, controlling, and exercise power over environmental material, territorial issues, environmental services, sustainable management of flora and fauna and general natural resources”.