Along Ecuador’s eastern border with Peru sits Yasuní National Park (YNP). At close to one million hectares, Yasuní is the largest expanse of protected lowland tropical forest in the country.
Deforestation in Peru has slowed since peaking at nearly 180,000 hectares (700 square miles) in 2014 when swaths of the Amazon were illegally cleared for oil palm plantations, the head of the country’s forest service said recently.
New research shows that landowners in Brazil are clearing more forest than government measures suggest. In the satellite image above, black boxes and yellow dots indicate deforestation taking place in the blind spots of Brazil’s forest monitoring system.
Recently residents who helped block the spill’s advance say they saw oil several kilometers down the ravine below the point where the Northern Peruvian Pipeline broke. They say rain washed some of the oil out of the ravine and into a palm swamp.
Therefore, the Dialogue Association from Venezuela -France, Blue Environmentalist Foundation and its researches worried about the Amazon and biodiversity, gave a press conference launching an alert about what is happening in Venezuela.
The Madidi National Park in north-west Bolivia is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. One particularly astonishing fact: the park hosts 11% of the world’s bird species, according to Bolivia’s park service, SERNAP, and the US-based Wildlife Conservation Society.
Contamination left by Texaco, now Chevron, in the Ecuador rainforest five decades ago continues to harm the environment and jeopardize human health, finds a new report by a leading New Jersey-based environmental engineering firm.
Amazonian tribes are uniting against the Brazilian government’s plans to build hydroelectric dams right on their doorstep. As the projects accelerate, people have not been consulted, nor have proper environmental studies been carried out.
The states of Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais must save water, she said after an emergency meeting in the capital Brasilia.
A prominent group of scientists have sounded the alarm over forest clearing by a cacao company in the Peruvian Amazon.
What is believed to be a new monkey species in the Amazon rainforest may in fact already be endangered, according to researchers, due to deforestation in the region.
The nongovernmental organization World Animal Protection delivered the signatures to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia to this government agency prohibits the entry and trade of the mota fish for which about 1,500 pink dolphins are hunted annually in the Amazon.
A new analysis of satellite images indicate that deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon significantly increased last year, according to a senior official.
Peru’s government is on its way to fulfilling the goal of completely eradicating illegal mining operations in the ecologically-rich southeastern jungle region of Madre de Dios by year end, a government official said on recently.
A new report based on high-resolution satellite imagery has uncovered that the company Petroamazonas, has flouted the agreement’s conditions, building a massive access road, at least one permanent bridge, and cutting more forest than was permitted in Yasuni National Park.