Eight new mammal species were found at the Sao Luiz do Tapajós dam building site, which threatens to become Brazil’s most controversial hydro project ever.
By tapping the expertise of indigenous hunters, researchers found that conventional surveying techniques underestimate animal populations and miss species in the remote Amazon.
Team of scientists found that depending on the degree to which deforestation comes under control in the next 35 years, between 36 and 57 percent of the 16,000 tree species in the tropical rainforest area would be considered threatened.
Continued dam-building across Amazonia could threaten dozens of species with extinction, says a new paper published this month in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation.
A new study in PLOS ONE finds that the species’ population has recovered to full capacity in most of its habitat in Manu National Park in Peru.
Many of our ideas about the natural world and environmentalism can be traced back to two trailblazing 19th century explorers who continue to inspire scientists heading to the Amazon rainforest to identify new species.
The Hypancistrus zebra has been exported illegally by a route passing through the state of Amazonas.
Concern of biologists for oil exploitation in the Yasuní National Park remains, especially since it was approved the environmental license for exploitation of Tambococha and Tiputini fields.
On World Environment Day, the Amazonian town of Riberalta launched an informative text on endangered vertebrate species in the region.
Scientists led by Tomas Hrbek of Brazil’s Federal University of Amazonas formally describe Inia araguaiaensis, a freshwater dolphin that inhabits the Araguaia River Basin.