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,...

Assédio missionário

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Describes increasing threat to isolated tribes in the Amazon by evangelical missionaries - including those from American churches
Illegal mining poisons the Amazon A new film by Jorge Bodansky analyzes the mercury contamination of Amazonian rivers as a result of illegal mining Renowned Brazilian filmmaker Jorge Bodansky will preview his new film “Amazonia: the new Minamata?” on 1 February, during the International Colloquium “Amazonia: Rising Violence and Disturbing Trends”, in the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford....
In the villages of Tabatinga, Amazonas, Ticuna midwives work according to ancestral traditions, honing their skills generation after generation. However, they remain unrecognised by the state. Translated for LAB by Tom Gatehouse. You can read the original (in Portuguese) here. This is the first in what we hope will be a series of articles by LAB partner Agência Pública, São Paulo. “Three of...

A tragêdia Ianomâmi

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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
Part of the Sebastião Salgado na Amazônia series. Covers lack of essential services in Marubo areas and dangers they face to their health

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