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Devastating Human Impact on the Amazon Rainforest Revealed

It is well known that humans are having devastating impacts on the Amazon rainforest, but new data may show that the impact is greater than we ever could have imagined. A group of ten researches led by Dr. Erika Berenguer from Lancaster University conducted the...

Violence and Activism in Amazonas

The rainforest itself is not the only part of the Amazon facing the forces that drive deforestation. Many indigenous people living in secluded areas of the Amazon, who campaign for environmental protection and land rights, are often attacked and sometimes killed by...

Corruption and Illicit Logging

The World Bank estimates that every two seconds, an area of forest the size of a football field is clear-cut by illicit loggers around the globe.  Illicit logging is an epidemic, particularly in Peruvian regions of the Amazon where as much as 80% of the areas logging...