Tag: Amazon

    Amazon, the land of fantasy

    Turning It into a Magic Place Is Not Doing the Amazon Any Good

    The Amazon, perhaps more than any other region of the globe, has consistently been ...

    Amazon Indian

    No More Amazon Mega-dams, Announces Brazil. Environmentalists and Indians Celebrate

    Brazil’s government announced a major shift away from its policy of building mega-dams in ...

    An industrial mining operation in Brazil - Photo: Norsk Hydro ASA

    Mining Is Responsible for 10 Percent of Deforestation in the Amazon

    Nearly ten percent of all the deforestation occurring in the Brazilian Amazon between 2005 ...

    An Amazon community - Photo by Bruna Arcangelo Toledo

    Amazon Forest’s Keepers Under Pressure of Ranchers Fear for Their Future

    In western Brazil’s Amazon, the people tasked with looking after the world’s greatest rainforest ...

    The orange-winged parrot (Amazona amazonica) and the blue and yellow macaw (Ara ararauna) pictured, were the most traded parrot species - Photo by Luc Viatour

    Benefits and Risks of Legal Wildlife Trade in the Amazon

    The multimillion-dollar legal wildlife trade in species originating from Amazonian countries has been analyzed ...