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Unexamined Synergies: Dam Building and Mining Go Together in the Amazon

Unexamined Synergies: Dam Building and Mining Go Together in the Amazon

Forty major dams are planned for the Brazilian Amazon in the next twenty years. Driving the trend are the high-energy demands of a powerful mining industry and mineral export businesses.

June 22, 2017Mongabay

"The truth is that installing a hydropower dam provokes the installation of mining projects. This never, or extremely rarely, is integrated into the licensing process as a synergetic effect."

Illegal Logging and Hunting Threaten Yasuní Isolated Indigenous Groups

Illegal Logging and Hunting Threaten Yasuní Isolated Indigenous Groups

A preliminary copy of a report prepared by three environmental institutions and indigenous groups finds Yasuní National Park and the Tagaeri-Taromenane Intangible Zone (ZITT), home to isolated indigenous groups, have become hotspots of illegal logging and hunting.

June 22, 2017Mongabay

In the depths of the Ecuadorian Amazon, on its border with Peru, indigenous communities have been denouncing what they say is an uncontrolled onslaught of illegal logging and hunting.

New Highway Brings Deforestation Near Two Colombian National Parks

New Highway Brings Deforestation Near Two Colombian National Parks

Critics say a proposed internationally-financed road to connect Venezuela and Ecuador through Colombia could bring deforestation and industrial development to regions important for indigenous cultural heritage, ecology, and biodiversity

June 21, 2017Mongabay

In the depths of the Ecuadorian Amazon, on its border with Peru, indigenous communities have been denouncing what they say is an uncontrolled onslaught of illegal logging and hunting.

Long Road Ahead To Indigenous Land and Forest Rights in Peru

Long Road Ahead To Indigenous Land and Forest Rights in Peru

Regulatory reforms encounter both progress and setbacks

June 21, 2017CIFOR

"It’s important that there is a clear road map, so the benefits of land and forest tenure reforms reach the communities they were meant to benefit."

Politics of Death: Land Conflict and Murder Go "Hand in Hand" in Brazil

Politics of Death: Land Conflict and Murder Go "Hand in Hand" in Brazil

Across Brazil, 61 men and women were killed last year defending land – more ,murders than any other country

June 20, 2017Reuters

"Since the government has slowed down the recognition of indigenous lands, communities have found themselves in direct conflict... with modernised agribusiness who are intent on using the land for soy or other monocultures."

"This Is My Land": The Indigenous Women Chiefs Protecting the Amazon

"This Is My Land": The Indigenous Women Chiefs Protecting the Amazon

For decades, Brazil's Kayapo tribe has battled deforestation of their home. Now women are at the frontlines of the fight to save the rainforest.

June 15, 2017Broadly

Chiefs such as Tuire at the forefront of protests against illegal logging and mining, and have proved themselves to be valuable leaders and passionate, brave spokespeople.

What China and California Have in Common: the Amazon

What China and California Have in Common: the Amazon

June 13, 2017San Jose Mercury News

Before making California an enthusiastic partner of China on climate action, Gov. Jerry Brown must address the significant climate impact of China's foreign investments and of California's contributions to those impacts.

Temer Faces Political Test Over Amazon Bill

Activists say environment held hostage to Brazil's worsening political crisis

June 12, 2017The Financial Times

President Michel Temer must choose whether or not to sign a bill freeing up a large section of the Amazon to agriculture, as Brazilian activists warn that the country's environmental commitments could be sacrificed to demands fuelled by its political crisis.

Amazon Protectors: Brazil's Indigenous People Struggle To Stave Off Loggers

June 6, 2017Reuters

As politicians plan a radical shift in how land for Brazil's 900,000 aboriginal people is demarcated, environmentalists say places like Reserve 124, where territory is formally owned by indigenous communities, represent the best chance to save endangered forests.

Why Is Brazil Boosting Biofuels Production?

May 12, 2017InterAmerican Dialogue

While Petrobras' concerns are, on the surface, laudatory, it is not a stretch to assume that they arise from a concern for the company's bottom line if a greater percentage of biodiesel must be mixed with diesel.

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