Stimulus for land grabbing and deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon

Brito, B., Barreto, P., Brandão Jr, A., Baima, S., Gomes, P. H. Stimulus for land grabbing and deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. Enviromental Research Letters. Accepted Manuscript. Abstract: We assessed the impact on the Brazilian Amazon of a 2017 land law that reinforces a mechanism for acquiring land rights historically linked to deforestation, since land grabbers clear

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Our heritage endangered: why amazon’s conservation units are at risk

From the micro to the macro level, the Amazon rainforest is grand. It houses the greatest biodiversity on Earth. Its plants contain substances used to fight diseases, such as Uncaria tomentosa, which is used against inflammatory processes. They are also used in the cosmetic industry, like the copaíba balm, a scent fixative. Apart from that, the Amazon offers countless other services to the environment. It acts upon rain

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Social progress index in the Brazilian Amazon: IPS Amazônia 2018

Santos, D., Mosaner, M., Celentano, D., Moura, R. & Veríssimo, A. Social progress index in the Brazilian Amazon: IPS Amazônia 2018 Belém, PA: Imazon; Social Progress Imperative, 2018. The Social Progress Index – SPI (Índice de Progresso Social – SPI in Portuguese) in a holistic manner measures the social and environmental progress of territories (countries,

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Long-Term Annual Surface Water Change in the Brazilian Amazon Biome: Potential Links with Deforestation, Infrastructure Development and Climate Change

Souza Jr, C., Kirchhoff, F. Oliveira, B. Ribeiro, J. Sales, M. Long-Term Annual Surface Water Change in the Brazilian Amazon Biome: Potential Links with Deforestation, Infrastructure Development and Climate Change. Water, Volume 11, Issue 3, 2019. The Brazilian Amazon is one of the areas on the planet with the fastest changes in forest cover due

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