Public Prosecutor’s Office investigates Canadian-controlled Potássio do Brasil for manipulating consultations and land transactions with indigenous people
Forty three percent of all mining requests on the indigenous lands in the Brazilian Amazon lands are for gold extraction, an InfoAmazonia data analysis reveals. In several of these targeted areas, satellite images show that there is gold mining already taking place without authorization.
Monitoring of groups on the messaging app WhatsApp shows that disinformation and lies are a strategy to weaken the Indigenous fight.
In interview, the former Minister of Environment points out which of the Bolsonaro Administration’s excuses she considers to be inappropriate and comments on the false content spread on social networks and reinforced in official statements
Potássio do Brasil failed to properly consult Autazes’ communities about the impacts of a $2 billion potash project, our investigation shows.
British mining giant Anglo American made copper mining research applications on the Sawré Muybu Indigenous Territory, in the Brazilian Amazon, without consulting them.
Mined Amazon has revealed 1,265 pending requests to mine in 26 Indigenous territories in Brazil that are home to isolated tribes. In 2020, half of the requests filed with the ANM were on lands with isolated tribes. Indigenous groups have filed a lawsuit with Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court against the government, and avert a “real risk of genocide” due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Agency for Assessment and Environmental Control (OEFA) of Peru reported that the regional governments, the Directorate General of Mines, Ministry of Mines and Energy and DG and Coastguards have until Oct. 15 to report environmental monitoring of small scale and artisanal mining, for the third quarter of 2014.
While interdiction and policy formalization of mining, from the central government, are critical in the fight for the protection of forests, these have not been accompanied by an alternative plan to mitigate the impact on the economy of the citizens of Madre de Dios.
Last year researchers from the Carnegie Institution for Science carried out an assessment of Madre de Dios, using a combination of satellites, aircraft and researchers in the field. “We were shocked,” says Greg Asner, the project leader.