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Study Says Amazonian Locals Are Key to Saving the "Lungs of the Planet"

September 12, 2017Reuters

"Our analysis shows that local stewardship of the forest can be very effective in curtailing forest degradation in the Peruvian Amazon," said the study's lead author, Judith Schleicher.

Reports of Massacre in Brazilian Amazon Highlight Danger of Government Animosity Toward Indigenous Peoples

September 12, 2017

"This latest report of a massacre in Javari Valley is yet another tragic sign of the deadly effects of the regressive policies promoted by President Michel Temer."

"Uncontacted" Amazon Tribe Members Are Reported Killed in Brazil

September 10, 2017New York Times

"If the investigation confirms the reports, it will be yet another genocidal massacre resulting directly from the Brazilian government's failure to protect isolated tribes – something that is guaranteed in the Constitution."

Zero Tolerance of Deforestation Likely Only Way to Save Amazon Gateway

Zero Tolerance of Deforestation Likely Only Way to Save Amazon Gateway

September 7, 2017Mongabay

Despite its biological and economic importance, illegal logging in the Gurupi Biological Reserve and in the Awá, Caru, Alto Turiaçu and Araribóia indigenous territories is common, and indigenous groups say that government enforcement is dangerously lax.

Six Farmers Shot Dead over Land Rights Battle in Peru

Six Farmers Shot Dead over Land Rights Battle in Peru

The victims were targeted by a criminal gang who wanted to use their lands to grow lucrative palm oil, according to local indigenous leaders

September 6, 2017The Guardian

Six farmers have been shot dead by a criminal gang who wanted to seize their farms to muscle in on the lucrative palm oil trade, according to indigenous Amazon leaders in Peru.

Saving the Serranía de San Lucas, a Vital Link in the "Jaguar Corridor"

Saving the Serranía de San Lucas, a Vital Link in the "Jaguar Corridor"

September 1, 2017Mongabay

The race is on to protect the area through establishing it as a national park. Proponents of the initiative say doing to would help maintain its rich biodiversity and ensure it retains viable habitat for jaguars and other wildlife.

After Deafening Global Outcry, the Brazilian Government Retreats on Plan to Permit Mining in Massive Amazonian Reserve

After Deafening Global Outcry, the Brazilian Government Retreats on Plan to Permit Mining in Massive Amazonian Reserve

September 1, 2017

A tremendous national and international public outcry from all walks of society forced Temer to roll back his original decree to allow mining in a large, pristine area of the Amazon rainforest.

Brazilian Judge Stymies Plan to Allow Mining in Amazon Region

Brazilian Judge Stymies Plan to Allow Mining in Amazon Region

August 30, 2017The New York Times

"The suspension of President Temer's unilateral decree with its severe threats to vast Amazonian forest offers a welcome and temporary reprieve," said Christian Poirier, the program director for Amazon Watch.

Brazilian Judge Stymies Plan to Allow Mining in Amazon Region

Judge says president Michel Temer went beyond his authority in issuing decree to dissolve Renca, after fury from activists

August 30, 2017The Guardian

A Brazilian court has blocked an attempt by the president, Michel Temer, to open up swaths of the Amazon forest to mining companies after an outcry by environmental campaigners and climate activists.

The World Protests as Amazon Forests Are Opened to Mining

The World Protests as Amazon Forests Are Opened to Mining

August 28, 2017The Conversation

The degradation of the Amazon will affect the entire world. The clearing of the Amazon for mining will lead to the emissions of thousands of tons of greenhouse gases, furthering global warming and causing the irreversible loss of biodiversity, and water resources, as well as damage to local and indigenous communities.

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