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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 ...

Armed men set fire to environmental agency buildings in Brazil's Amazon region

In an Act of Revenge, Brazilian Gold Miners Set Government Buildings Ablaze

Hundreds of armed men have set fire to environmental agency buildings in Brazil’s Amazon ...

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 ...

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 ...