For public defender who follows the case of indigenous, prison made last week is full of irregularities.[:]
Recession can not justify the end of the environmental licensing
Constitutional Amendment Proposal suppresses the environmental licensing and will lead to an explosion of mining, hydropower and new roads in the Amazon
Projects can remove 7.8 million “Maracana” stadium in the Brazilian Amazon
Protected areas may suffer loss of over 6.5 million hectares – an area equivalent to 7.8 million stadiums like the Maracanã – if projects of environmental impact that are in progress in the country are approved.
Justice suspends repeal of protected areas of Rondônia state, Brazil
Decision revoked act of the Legislative Assembly of the state, which abolished the decrees of creation of four protected areas of sustainable use.
Brazilian police and scientists team up to crack down on illegal timber trade
In 2011, officers inspected nearly 350 trucks and more than 60 lumberyards in just two days. Discovering an array of violations, they responded by delivering issuing USD $1.4 million in fines.
Amazonas state government is once again against the environment
Approved law in the Legislative Assembly that allows state agency to license works without waiting manifestation of federal environmental institutions.
Half of Brazilian senators against Amendment to Constitution by indigenous lands
Proposed Amendment to the Constitution tries to transfer powers to the National Congress for the demarcation of indigenous lands and the creation of protected areas
What it is at stake in the Framework of Biodiversity sanctioned by Dilma?
Government sanctioned regulations for sharing of benefits from the commercial exploitation of species of plants and animals. Organizations asked the full veto of the text.
The Guardian: Activists use GPS to track illegal loggers in Brazil’s rainforest
Covert GPS surveillance of timber trucks by Amazon campaigners has revealed how loggers are defeating attempts to halt deforestation in the world’s greatest rainforest.
The Guardian: Illegal loggers remain hidden in Peru’s forest
State exercises little control over remote Amazon region blighted by poverty and illiteracy, and organised crime fills the vacuum.