#ImazonInTheMedia: Brazil’s Amazon Is Under Threat from Proposed Land-Use Laws (Americas Quarterly)

In an article for Americas Quarterly magazine, Brenda Brito, associate researcher at Imazon, talked about the threat from two proposed land-use laws that could worsen an already vicious cycle of illegal land invasion in the Brazilian Amazon. “If passed, they would ease criteria for privatizing public lands that have been illegally deforested, granting, in other words, legal

A warning: human activity causing the Amazon’s waters to dry up

Studies conducted by WWF-Brazil in partnership with Imazon and NASA reveal that the conversion of native vegetation and indiscriminate construction of infrastructure are affecting the water resources of the planet’s largest tropical forest By WWF-Brazil Using information from NASA Photo: Márcio Nagano When thinking about the Amazon, the first thing that usually comes to mind

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