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In Peru, officials play a losing game of whack-a-mole with illegal miners

Deforestation driven by illegal mining around Peru's Pariamanu River has accelerated in the past six months, with forests one and a half times the size of London's Hyde Park lost since 2017.

Brazilian Amazon is burning

The Brazilian Amazon is burning, again

In recent weeks, nine major fires have ignited in the Brazilian Amazon, heralding the start of another fire season which, after a particularly dry year, experts say could be a bad one.

Land conflicts in Brazil

Land conflicts in Brazil break record under Bolsonaro

Land conflicts in Brazil hit 1,576 cases in 2020, the highest number ever recorded by the Catholic Church-affiliated Pastoral Land Commission (CPT), which has been keeping track of the issue since 1985.

Bills before Brazil Congress slammed for rewarding Amazon land grabbers

Bills before Brazil Congress slammed for rewarding Amazon land grabbers

Imagine you have invaded a public land in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest, cut the forest down and, after all that, you get the papers that certify you as the rightful owner of that area.

Nicaragua to crack down on conflict beef

Nicaragua to crack down on conflict beef

After dozens of Indigenous people were murdered in land disputes, Nicaragua has moved to monitor its cattle industry. Beef raised on protected lands likely made its way to U.S. consumers.
Indigenous communities at risk from Amazon fires

Survival of Indigenous communities at risk as Amazon fire season advances

Combined with COVID-19, illegal fires pose a serious threat to Indigenous health and food security.

major fires in Brazilian Amazon

Bleak milestone: 500 major fires detected in Brazilian Amazon this year

The number of fires in the Brazilian Amazon has risen dramatically in recent weeks.