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Brazil: the flesh is weak but the meat is rotten

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São Paulo, March 22nd. With their usual fine sense of irony, the Federal Police named their latest operation, launched on Friday 17th,   “Carne Fraca”...

Tapajós under attack 1: Temer government set to overthrow Brazil’s environmental...

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A catastrophic setback to environmental and indigenous protections was narrowly averted last week when quick action from two federal deputies prevented the agricultural lobby...

Tapajós under attack 5: Greenwash in the Tapajós

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The Tapajós River Basin lies at the heart of the Amazon, and at the heart of an exploding controversy: whether to build 40+ large...

Tapajós under attack 2. Battle for the Amazon – The Tapajós...

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The Tapajós River Basin lies at the heart of the Amazon, and also at the heart of an exploding controversy: whether to build more...

Belize: Conservation in the forest

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In a third and final blog post from Punta Gorda, Belize, Rachel joins an indigenous community led forest patrol and witnesses the damaging impacts...

6. Iriri families fight for their homelands

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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.

5. Iriri River folk face eviction ‘to protect environment’

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The colonos and beiradeiros live sustainably, but a new ecological station created around them could force these rural people from their lands.

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

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Visits to Arara and Xipaya indian communities and beiradeiro river people, the conflicts, agreements and pursuit of fair treatment.

3. The Iriri river, conservation and its costs

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A discussion with settlers about their problems: dams, conservation regulations and land thieves; and a visit to a 'ghost' ranch.

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

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Sue Branford reaches an area whose 'ecology' designation puts long-term residents at risk of losing their homes and land

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