In Venezuela’s southern Amazon region, Pemón Indigenous communities are caught between encroaching armed groups and illegal gold miners.
Inspired by Wänä’cä, a leader who is mentioned in the ancestral songs of the Huöttöja people, Hortimio Ochoa is the visible face of defense of the Cataniapo hydrographic basin in the Venezuelan state of Amazonas. It is an area subject to increasingly evident pressure associated with mining, deforestation and the incursion of illegal armed groups
Representatives of ethnic groups of Colombia, Brazil and Venezuela met in Puerto Inirida, Colombia, to express the need to be included in the management and sustainable management of the Amazon ecosystem.
“When we have Internet we do not need to leave the community. I am particularly at ease when we have good connection. I am informed and in touch with the world,” says the chief of a community.
This is a project in Venezuela for training of indigenous youth in digital media and appropriation of information technologies and communication.
Venezuela. The miners, from Brazil and Colombia, devastate the Venezuelan Amazonian forests and now have as protectors to the FARC
Endemic fish species to Venezuela have their habitats not are protected areas.
A small marsupial has been described in the region of the Guyana Plateau, which inspired the writer Conan Doyle to write “The Lost World”.
Scientists will begin field studies to quantify forest area showing greater deforestation.
Amazon Network for Social and Environmental Georeferenced Information introduced its Atlas Amazon under pressure in Venezuela.