Satellite images show that the interruption of gold mining immediately changed the color of the river. Operators of dredges, which can cost up to US$1.4 million, said they planned to return to the area after the government anti-mining operation ended.
60 candidates in Amazonia had their campaigns funded by deforesters
They received a total of R$1.77 million in 8 states. Most belong to parties in Bolsonaro’s support base in Congress, in particular the Partido Liberal (PL) and the União Brasil. A candidate from Acre, convicted of modern slavery, received the largest donation to any candidate in the Amazon from his own father, arrested for environmental crime.
Ibama team is attacked and shot by illegal loggers in Maranhão, Brazil
An IBAMA inspection team was attacked by shot on October 16 by criminals who stole wood on Arariboia Indigenous Land in the municipality of Arame, in Maranhão. An agent was wounded.
Belo Monte dam denied operating license by Brazilian regulators
The flooding of the Belo Monte seemed imminent until a week ago, until the Brazilian environment authority, Ibama, decided to deny the project’s license.
Brazilian government expels communities from the jungle that more preserve it
Social researcher denounces acts of violence practiced by Ibama and ICMBio against bordering the Pará, populations that have a balanced relationship with the environment.
Brazilian state may give license without cosigner of environmental authority
Infrastructure works, civil construction, mining, roads, port terminals, and others, may receive environmental license without manifestation of federal agencies such as Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources and National Indigenous Foundation.
Police officers and Ibama prosecutors suffer ambush in Rondonia, Brazil
Nine police officers and three prosecutors were surprised by an armed group in an attempt to prevent the seizure and removal of machinery used in illegal logging in Karipuna indigenous land.
Impact studies of hydroelectric São Luiz do Tapajós are insufficient
The Brazilian environmental licensing agency, IBAMA, asks the reformulation of the impact study in more than 180 points that need to be deepened.
A Crítica: IBAMA and CREA perform surveillance in the Amazon
Inspections are being made in places where there are sauim-collared monkeys as a way to preserve the species, which is an important symbol in Manaus.
Number of jaguars redeemed worries IBAMA in Manaus
Most jaguars in rescue center of IBAMA in Manaus are victims of deforestation and hunters.