Sunday, August 1, 2021
A catastrophic setback to environmental and indigenous protections was narrowly averted last week when quick action from two federal deputies prevented the agricultural lobby from forcing passage of bills to authorize construction of three mega-industrial waterways in the Amazon and elsewhere. The Congress will likely pick up the bills again after the recess in February. They would authorize building many...
The Tapajós River Basin lies at the heart of the Amazon, and at the heart of an exploding controversy: whether to build 40+ large dams, a railway, and highways, turning the Basin into a vast industrialized commodities export corridor; or to curb this development impulse and conserve one of the most biologically and culturally rich regions on the planet. Those...
The Tapajós River Basin lies at the heart of the Amazon, and also at the heart of an exploding controversy: whether to build more than 40 large dams, a railway, roads, canals and port complexes, turning the Basin into a vast industrialized commodities export corridor; or to curb this development impulse and conserve one of the most biologically and...
In a third and final blog post from Punta Gorda, Belize, Rachel joins an indigenous community led forest patrol and witnesses the damaging impacts of oil exploration in the Sarstoon Temash National Park. In Crique Sarco, Village Council Leader Mr Choc explains how his community is working to safeguard their land for the future.   Back in the SATIIM office...
The extraordinary story of Doña Zefa's fight to remain on her land in the face of an over-literal interpretation of conservation law which may see her evicted.
The colonos and beiradeiros live sustainably, but a new ecological station created around them could force these rural people from their lands.
Visits to Arara and Xipaya indian communities and beiradeiro river people, the conflicts, agreements and pursuit of fair treatment.
A discussion with settlers about their problems: dams, conservation regulations and land thieves; and a visit to a 'ghost' ranch.
Sue Branford reaches an area whose 'ecology' designation puts long-term residents at risk of losing their homes and land
Publicado originalmente em 14 de março de 2016. Na segunda de seis postagens, Sue Branford fala de uma área onde a criação de uma unidade de conservação ambiental coloca comunidades tradicionais sob o risco de perder o território onde vivem há gerações. Em janeiro 2016, a jornalista britânica Sue Branford viajou ao Brasil pela Mongabay e pelo Latin America Bureau –...

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