Tag: deforestation

    Ibama official looking at tree felled illegally. Photo: Ibama

    Brazil Does a U-turn on Environmental Policy and Sides with Big Farmers

    Environmental issues have figured prominently in Brazil as of late, and the Brazilian Forest ...

    A Kayapo boy with traditional body paint and piercing is seen at his home in Kikretum

    Global Forest Watch Detecting Record Forest Loss in the Amazon

    Brazil topped the list of the world’s most important Places to Watch for deforestation, ...

    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 ...

    Loggers cutting Amazon's giant trees

    The Revocation of Brazil’s Pro-Deforestation Decree Has No Teeth

    On August 23, 2017, Brazil’s president Michel Temer issued a decree revoking the RENCA ...

    Tree trunks loaded on a truck in the Brazilian Amazon

    Zero Deforestation Is the Only Answer in this Side of the Amazon

    Perched at the easternmost edge of the Amazon rainforest is Maranhão, one of Brazil’s ...