Scientists and residents of the Serra do Divisor National Park fear impacts of development on the unique biodiversity of the area between Brazil’s Acre state and Peru
Amazon “soy belt” will feed global thirst for Brazil’s commodities
In Humaitá, a town located on the banks of the Madeira River and on the crossroads of two Amazonian major highways, a local infrastructure project is touted to bring growth and progress. But it fuels fears of deforestation as the agricultural frontier advances.
Madre de Dios, Peru: The road that cuts the heart of the Amazon
An OjoPublico.com team traveled the forests of Madre de Dios, Peru, and discovered that an illegal highway promoted by the regional governor, Luis Otsuka, is the new corridor for the trafficking of timber and fuel from Cusco to center of illegal mining in the Amazon. Otsuka was accused of illegal deforestation last November for having […]
Want to keep tabs on that new logging road in Peru? Well, now you can
A new deforestation alert system lets users know about forest changes in just a week.
Proliferation of logging roads in the Peruvian Amazon
Project shows high-resolution images of new forest roads that are built in the central Peruvian Amazon, in the regions of Loreto and Ucayali.
Road construction violates indigenous territories and Reserve Amarakaeri
Indigenous leader of FENAMAD organization write an opinion on the construction of a highway that would affect indigenous territories in Peru.
Refused bill that supports road affecting protected areas
Ministry of Environment of Peru and the National Service of Protected Natural Areas by the State (Sernanp) expressed their opposition to the bill.
‘Environmental impacts go beyond the BR-319’, say researchers
Environmental damage caused by construction of the BR-319 highway can increase deforestation in the Amazon region, illegal occupation of land and contamination in Manaus, researchers say.
Bolivia’s Morales pushes controversial TIPNIS highway forward, again
Bolivian President Evo Morales seems determined to build highway through heart of national park, threatening protected rainforest and violating indigenous lands.
Marc Dourojeanni: Roads are the worst option for connection in the Amazon
The environmental specialist, Marc Dourojeanni said that for the international connection in the Amazon, it makes sense to use navigable rivers, because “it is cheaper and environmentally better”.