Communities are far more likely to stop trees being cut down than governments or business, found research issued by the World Resources Institute (WRI).
NPR: Will camu camu be the next amazonian ‘It’ fruit?
For now, camu camu berries grow wild on trees that grow along flooded rivers in the Amazon rainforest. 100 grams of camu camu have 100 times more vitamin C than 100 grams of lemon, and the fruit is full of antioxidants.
InsideClimate News: Brazilian State Blazes Path To Sustainability in Amazonia
After sparking a movement against slash-and-burn agriculture and a murder, the State of Acre is selling a new vision of sustainability in the Amazon.
Phys.org: Parts of the Amazon basin may have once looked more like open savannah
Findings have serious implications for understanding past climate change, and how the Amazon basin might react to more modern forest clearance.
InsideClimateNews: Prosecutor Takes on Beef Industry to Put Brakes on Deforestation
Combining local activism with the long arm of its federal prosecutor, the state of Pará advances a new model for combating deforestation.
Science: Carrots as effective as sticks for slowing Amazon deforestation
An international team of scientists determined that positive incentives for farmers, counties, and states can do as much to preserve forests as public policies that call for penalties.
Rio Negro in Manaus is experiencing the sixth greatest flood since 1902
The level of the Rio Negro in Manaus, reached 29.36 meters yesterday, according to the National Water Agency (ANA). This is the sixth highest level ever recorded in the Amazon capital since 1902, when the river began to be monitored.
Greenpeace video: Get to know the silent crisis of the Amazon
Greenpeace’s new video focuses on the dangers of illegal logging, and shows that illegal timber’s destination isn’t so far from home.
Thomson Reuters: In Peru’s Amazon, indigenous communities protect forests
New international forest conservation programme will help stem forest loss in this area of the central Peruvian Amazon while increasing indigenous families’ income.
Nature.com: Deforestation is carving up the Amazon
A rash of road construction is causing widespread change in the world’s largest tropical forest — with potentially global consequences.