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.
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.
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.
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.
Social researcher denounces acts of violence practiced by Ibama and ICMBio against bordering the Pará, populations that have a balanced relationship with the environment.
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.
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.
The Brazilian environmental licensing agency, IBAMA, asks the reformulation of the impact study in more than 180 points that need to be deepened.
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.
Most jaguars in rescue center of IBAMA in Manaus are victims of deforestation and hunters.