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Chapter 6 - The hydroelectric threat to the Amazon Basin

Hope for Amazon river dolphin?

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A moratorium on fishing the piracatinga catfish in the Brazilian Amazon was extended for the third time since its introduction in 2014. There’s now no expiry date for the ban, although the ministries of environment and fishing have a period of three years to reevaluate it. The moratorium was instituted to protect the pink river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis), known locally as the boto.

Brazil: Sumaúma – the year in images

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On the one-year anniversary of Amazon-centred news community, Sumaúma, co-founder Jonathan Watts shares some of his favourite images from a year of enormous – and mostly positive change

The Amazon Summit: some progress; contradictions remain

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The Amazon Summit in Belém, Brazil, brought together 8 out of the 9 countries of the Amazon Basin. There were agreements, calls for western countries to share the burden of conserving the forest. But no explicit target on halting deforestation and no willingness to halt oil extraction.

The Amazon: is this the Third World War?

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What is happening in the Amazon is a war -- against the rainforest, its original inhabitants, and also against the rest of the world. Perhaps this is the Third World War, the war to end all wars?

The Amazon: Learning for a different future

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A webinar about ways of teaching nad learning about the future of the Amazon, held in the Cabelo Seco community, Marabá, Pará, Brazil

Voices of Latin America Webinar Series: The Rights of Nature and...

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The Latin America Bureau (LAB) invites you to the third instalment of our Voices of Latin America webinar series: The Rights of Nature and Indigenous Peoples.

The Amazon: Covid-19 exploited to get power lines built

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by Marianna Leite and Mike Gatehouse Plans to build a massive EHV 230 kV power line 225 kms long from Óbidos in Pará state across...

Record – a poem from the Amazon

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Record The youth stares at his imprisoned canoe a bleached skeleton in the cracked earth. Intuitively, he plants his feet on the arrowhead of earth where the Rivers...

Amazon indigenous group recovers sacred urns

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In 2013, during the building of the Teles Pires dam in the Brazilian Amazon, the Teles Pires Hydroelectric Company (CHTP) dynamited Karobixexe...

Bolsonaro’s Brazil 2019: death by 1,000 cuts

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While the media focused in 2019 on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s incendiary remarks, or on the Amazon fires, he has quietly instituted...

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