Jeane Moura da Silva, 34, is a member of the third generation of residents of Educandos Creek, in the south end of Manaus, the largest city in the Amazon region. She lives with her three daughters, husband and grandson in the same place where her grandmother was born and raised and where everyone in the […]
Tapajos, a Brazilian disputed river on west of Pará, Brazil
On the eve of losing their land to another strategic hydroelectric dam for the federal government, the Tapajós River communities, one of the best preserved of Brasil, are preparing to defend what is yours.
O Impacto : 890 thousand baby turtles will be released in the Tapajos river in the Amazon
The preservation of turtles guarantees, indirectly, the protection of several other species such as the manatee, red and tucuxi porpoises, various migratory birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish – a natural resource widely used by local coastal communities for consumption and income.
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.
CBS News: Amazon’s biggest fish faces threat of extinction
A recent survey of fishing communities in the state of Amazonas, Brazil, found that the arapaima is already extinct in some parts of the Amazon basin. In other parts of the Amazon, its numbers are rapidly dwindling.
Peruvian oil spill sparks concern in indigenous rainforest community
A ruptured pipeline that spilled tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil into the Marañón River in late June is fueling concerns about potential health impacts for a small indigenous community, reports Environmental Health News.
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.
Fishing Management Program of paiche for Pacaya Samiria Reserve
The approval of the Fisheries Management Program of the Arapaima gigas species, also known regionally as the “paiche” brings benefits to the people who manage this resource in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.
Loreto: The fourth liberation of Amazonian manatees rescued was performed
Yesterday the fourth liberation of four Amazonian manatees (Trichechus inunguis) was performed in Moena lake, located in the basin of the Yanuayacu river, a buffer zone of the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Community Regional Conservation Area.
Chadín II hydroelectric project would be environmentally and socially unsustainable
Specialist said that project would displace thousand people to flood an area of 3,250 hectares. It also regrets that there are not studies about alternative uses of the area, such as tourism.