Matsés: Indigenous People of the Amazon

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  The Matsés tribe has always lived on the shores of the Yaquerana River, which marks the international border between … Read More

Peru’s New Cocaine

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GOLD HAS BECOME SOUTH AMERICA’S MOST ILLICIT COMMODITY Peru has the second-largest amount of rain forest in the world, but … Read More

What are UNFCCC and COP20?

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The United Nations will hold COP20, the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations … Read More

Ecuador is Poised to Open Yasuni for Drilling

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Since 2011, deforestation has increased in the protected area of Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park in response to oil drilling activities. … Read More

Guarani: Indigenous People of the Amazon

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Today the Guarani people can be found living in seven of the states in Brazil, with many others living in … Read More

Peru’s first-ever high-resolution carbon map could help the world breathe easier

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    To put an accurate price on carbon, you need to know how much you have and where it’s … Read More

Conquering Deforestation

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The portion of the Amazon located in Brazil has shown a 70% decrease in deforestation over the past decade. Brazil … Read More

Enawene Nawe: Indigenous People of the Amazon

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In Western Brazil in the state of Mato Grosso, the Enawene Nawe tribe has been living and fishing for hundreds … Read More

What are Superfruits and Where Do They Come From?

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You may have noticed the increased advertising of açaí berries at numerous juice companies. Foodies and nutritionists around the world … Read More

Awá: Indigenous People of the Amazon

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The Awá are a group of nomadic hunter-gatherers who live in the forested areas of northeastern Brazil. They are skilled … Read More

Contacted tribe treated for the flu

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About a month ago members of a previously uncontacted tribe made contact with a settled Asháninka indigenous community. One of … Read More

4 Ways to Make Your Lunch Less Wasteful

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What’s not to love about packing your own lunch? You save money, no lines, and you can prevent packaging waste from … Read More

New Peru Law Hinders Environmental Protection

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A new law, enacted on July 11th after only limited debate in Congress, will weaken environmental protections in the Andean region … Read More

Akuntsu: Indigenous People of the Amazon

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Five people – that is how many individuals are left in the last surviving tribe of the Akuntsu people. They … Read More

Anthem for the Amazon Kickstarter Launched

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We’re proud to announce our next creative campaign to help protect the Amazon rainforest, a music video project called Anthem … Read More

Indigenous People of the Amazon

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The Amazon Rainforest is a diverse ecosystem that covers five and a half a million square kilometers (1.4 billion acres) across … Read More

Ecuador Approves Oil Drilling in Yasuni National Park

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Yasuni National Park is a 9,820 km2 area of mostly rainforest located in Ecuador. The park’s conditions of warmth, rain, … Read More

Mysterious Amazon “Rings” Predate the Amazon Itself

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It has always been assumed that the Amazon Rainforest was a pristine environment before we began major mining and logging … Read More

Environmental Impact of Illegal Mining

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Illegal mining in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest is having a severe impact on the environment. According to Juan José Córdova, leader of the energy sector at KPMG Peru, “it is estimated that 30 to 40 [metric] tons of mercury are dumped into the environment annually and burned off after amalgamation- generally without even using rudimentary technology to protect workers’ health or capture waste or fumes.”

Large-scale Carbon Loss for the Amazon

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Fifty-four million tonnes a year. This is the amount of carbon that Brazilian and British scientists have found the Amazon … Read More

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