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 […]
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.
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.
State exercises little control over remote Amazon region blighted by poverty and illiteracy, and organised crime fills the vacuum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.