Titling indigenous communities protects forests in the Peruvian Amazon

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Peer-Reviewed Findings: Giving Indigenous Communities Title to Their Land Protects Tropical Forests Landmark peer-reviewed study shows deforestation drops dramatically the … Read More

Conservation alliance to focus on Peruvian Amazon deforestation

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Wake Forest University has received nearly $10 million in support to establish the Centro de Innovación Científica Amazónico (CINCIA), which … Read More

Amazon Aid en TV Perú

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TV Perú invitó a la Amazon Aid Foundation para discutir nuestro documental Amazon Gold (Oro Amazónico) la noche antes de su … Read More

Ecology from the Air: TED Talk by Amazon Aid Advisor Greg Asner

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Ecologist and scientific advisor to the Amazon Aid Foundation, Greg Asner is a pioneer of new methods for investigating tropical deforestation, degradation, ecosystem … Read More

Interview With Carnegie Amazon Mercury Project Director Luis Fernandez

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Luis E. Fernandez is a research ecologist at the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology, and is the director of the Carnegie Amazon Mercury Project (CAMEP), a multi-institution research initiative that examines the impacts of artisanal gold mining, mercury contamination and deforestation on natural and human ecosystems in the Peruvian Amazon. His research focuses improving understanding of the global mercury cycle, particularly emissions from the artisanal gold mining sector, and its regional and global effects on forests, ecosystems and human populations.

He’s also the newest member of the Amazon Aid Foundation’s board! Below, check out the translation of a recent interview about his work and the effects of illegal gold mining in the Amazon with Vanessa Verau, the former Peruvian Vice Minister of the Environment, which originally appeared in El Comercio.

Interview with Neotropical Scientist Dr. Nigel Pitman

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Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Nigel Pitman, former research director of the Los Amigos conservation concession in Southeastern Peru and currently a research associate at the Center for Tropical at the Center for Tropical school of the Environment.

Dr. Adrian Forsyth On The Climate Change Buffer

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Dr. Adrian Forsyth of the Amazon Conservation Association talks about the importance of Amazon cloud forests in the context of regional climate change.

Miles Silman On The Untouched Amazon

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Dr. Miles Silman, of Wake Forest University, speaks about species interactions in the Amazon.

Dr. Sassan Saatchi On the Global Carbon Cycle

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Dr. Sassan Saatchi of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory explains the global carbon cycle and how the rainforest plays a major role in moderating carbon.

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