Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Part of the Sebastião Salgado na Amazônia series. Covers the history of the Xingu - indigenous culture and habits - as well as the threats posed by invaders - forest fires and climate change
Forest degradation nearly doubled in the Brazilian Amazon last year, rising from 4,946 square kilometers in 2018, to 9,167 square kilometers in 2019. Experts say this is likely due to soaring illegal timber harvesting and export under President Jair Bolsonaro.To facilitate illegal harvesting of rare and valuable timber, like that of the Ipê tree,...
The anthropologist Eduardo Viveiros de Castro discusses indigenous resistance in the Amazon, the indigenous leader Raoni Metuktire, and his pessimism about the climate crisis Translated by Tom Gatehouse. You can read the original, longer interview, (in Portuguese) here. This is the third in a series of articles written and published in Portuguese by Agência Pública, São Paulo and translated and published in...
Coverage of the Paresis in Mato Grosso, who farm soya using modern methods working with non-indigenous producers. They have clashed with the Public Prosecutor’s Office and Ibama

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