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6. Iriri families fight for their homelands

Published on: Wed Apr 27, 2016
Author: Sue Branford
6. Iriri families fight for their homelands

In January 2016 Sue Branford travelled to Brazil to report for Mongabay and LAB on the lives of communities in Terra do Meio, Pará, one of the most remote areas of the Amazon. From Altamira, she travelled up the Iriri river, to the the Estaçāo Ecológica da Terra do Meio to talk to the beiraderio families  who live there. You can read this sixth and last post from her trip on Mongabay's website here. Brazilian officials are establishing new ecological stations and conserved lands all across…

5. Iriri River folk face eviction 'to protect environment'

Published on: Mon Apr 11, 2016
Author: Sue Branford
5. Iriri River folk face eviction 'to protect environment'

In January 2016 Sue Branford travelled to Brazil to report for Mongabay and LAB on the lives of communities in Terra do Meio, Pará, one of the most remote areas of the Amazon. From Altamira, she travelled up the Iriri river, to the the Estaçāo Ecológica da Terra do Meio to talk to the beiraderio families  who live there. You can read this fifth post from her trip on Mongabay's website here. In the early 2000s, the Brazilian government set up a 3.4 million hectare (13,000 square mile) ecological…

4. Xipaya Indians & Beiradeiros: a tale of two cultures

Published on: Sat Mar 26, 2016
Author: Sue Branford
4. Xipaya Indians & Beiradeiros: a tale of two cultures

In January 2016 Sue Branford travelled to Brazil to report for Mongabay and LAB on the lives of communities in Terra do Meio, Pará, one of the most remote areas of the Amazon. From Altamira, she travelled up the Iriri river, to the the Estaçāo Ecológica da Terra do Meio to talk to the beiraderio families  who live there. You can read the post on Mongabay's website here. A small team of fact-finding researchers heads up the Iriri River, stopping at the village of Tukaya in time to enjoy a festival…

3. The Iriri river, conservation and its costs

Published on: Wed Mar 23, 2016
Author: Sue Branford
3. The Iriri river, conservation and its costs

In January 2016 Sue Branford travelled to Brazil to report for Mongabay and LAB on the lives of communities in Terra do Meio, Pará, one of the most remote areas of the Amazon. From Altamira, she travelled up the Iriri river, to the the Estaçāo Ecológica da Terra do Meio to talk to the beiraderio families  who live there. You can read the post on Mongabay's website here. A fact-finding trip heads up the Iriri River and lands at the small river port of Maribel to talk with locals who are surprisingly…

2. Terra do Meio: Families risk eviction from Ecological Preserve

Published on: Mon Mar 14, 2016
Author: Sue Branford
2. Terra do Meio: Families risk eviction from Ecological Preserve

In January 2016 Sue Branford travelled to Brazil to report for Mongabay and LAB on the lives of communities in Terra do Meio, Pará, one of the most remote areas of the Amazon. From Altamira, she travelled up the Iriri river, to the the Estaçāo Ecológica da Terra do Meio to talk to the beiraderio families  who live there. You can read the post on Mongabay's website here. The recently created Estaçāo Ecológica da Terra do Meio (EsecTM, Terra do Meio Ecological Station) covers 3.4 million hectares…

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