Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro aroused global indignation in November when he affirmed: ‘Look, you’re not going to do away with deforestation, or the burning – its cultural’. But if he had said: ‘Look, you’re not going to do away with deforestation or the burning, because they are supported by federal laws passed before I became president’, he would have been closer to the truth....
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,...
Nearly 25,000 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Brazil, with 1,378 deaths as of April 15, though some experts say this is an underestimate. Those figures continue growing, even as President Jair Bolsonaro downplays the crisis, calling it “no worse than a mild flu,” and places the economy above public health.Scientists warn that the next emergent pandemic could originate...
Account of the impacts of 2019 forest fires on the Tenharin people of the south of Amazonas
Part of the Sebastião Salgado na Amazônia series. Describes the multiple threats to the Marubos and the weakening of the infrastructure designed to protect them
Coverage of garimpo and illegal logging in the Rondônia/Mato Grosso borderlands including with the involvement of indigenous people
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

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