The make up of Brazil’s new legislative body will have a big impact on the world because of a surge in the so-called ruralist bloc and their track record on environmental protections in the Amazon. MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: After this month’s elections Brazil has a new congress and it’s one of the most conservative since
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The conservation of Brazil’s Amazon is threatened by the poor social conditions of its 24 million inhabitants, the first comprehensive study measuring the situation found on Saturday. Lack of access to clean water, violence, illiteracy and limited opportunities to pursue a better life are among the problems highlighted in the Social
Headquartered in Belém, Brazil, Imazon is a non-profit organization focused on promoting sustainable development in the Amazon rainforest. In 2013, the Innovation Investment Alliance—a partnership between USAID and the Skoll Foundation, supported by Mercy Corps—invested in Imazon to support the decentralization of deforestation control and management across fifty municipalities in the state of Pará.
A recent study published in the journal Conservation Biology shows that between the years 1981 and 2012 , 93 changes in Protected Areas ( PAs ) in 16 Brazilian states , most of them resulted in the reduction of these areas were performed . Led by three Brazilian scholars , the study used the classification
The World Resources Institute (WRI), Google, and a group of more than 40 partners launched in February 20 the Global Forest Watch (GFW), a dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that empowers people everywhere to better manage forests. For the first time, Global Forest Watch unites the latest satellite technology, open data, and crowdsourcing to guarantee access to
Environmental organizations analyze the increase of deforestation in the Amazon in 2013 and present recommendations to the Government for reversing that tendency.
(Reuters) Deforestation in the Amazon is rising once again as loggers and sawyers craft new ways to elude Brazil’senvironment police. Deforestation in the Amazon is rising once again as loggers and sawyers craft new ways to elude Brazil’s environment police.
(Mongabay) Illegal logging remains pervasive in the Brazilian state of Pará, finds an assessment released Monday by Imazon.
How Brazil is using education, technology and politics to save its rainforest
(Reuters) – Preliminary data released Tuesday by Brazil’s space agency suggests Amazon deforestation spiked by more than a third during the past year, reversing a steady decline in destruction of the world’s largest rainforest. If substantiated by follow-up data typically compiled by the end of the year, the increase would confirm fears by scientists and