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Montevideo, February 26th 2024 - 07:27 UTC

Tag: Amazon rainforest

  • Saturday, January 6th 2024 - 16:01 UTC

    Significant drop in Amazon deforestation reported in Brazil

    Lula has promoted environmental policies to halt the increasing destruction of the Amazon

    Deforestation alerts in the Amazon fell by 50% in 2023, according to a report from the Deter system released Friday by Brazil's National Space Research Institute (INPE), with data collected until Dec. 29 in an area of 5,152 km². It was the lowest rate since 2018, it also explained. In 2022, the alerts had registered 10,278 km² of deforested areas, the highest level ever.

  • Monday, December 4th 2023 - 10:42 UTC

    France to donate € 500 million to Brazil's Amazon Fund

    “With Brazil, we are determined to preserve the forests,” Macron said

    French President Emmanuel Macron Saturday pledged € 500 million over the next three years to Brazil's Amazon Fund, while the United Kingdom announced an additional £ 35 million (around € 40.78 million) in addition to the £ 80 million (€ 93.22 million) it had already announced in May, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Friday, November 10th 2023 - 09:55 UTC

    Drop in deforestation of Brazilian Amazon reported

    President Lula's political decision of zero deforestation was behind this achievement, Minister Silva explained

    A new study showing a 22.3% drop in the deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon was released Thursday, Agencia Brasil reported. The document also highlighted that the latest figures represented the best results in the matter since 2019.

  • Saturday, October 28th 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Entire Brazilian State of Amazonas gripped by drought

    El Niño is causing an abnormal warming of surface waters of the eastern portion of the equatorial region of the Pacific Ocean, it was explained

    The entire state of Amazonas has been gripped by a severe drought, with most municipalities (60) in a state of emergency and 2 in a state of alert, Agencia Brasil reported. The El Niño phenomenon has been linked to the ongoing crisis.

  • Tuesday, October 24th 2023 - 10:08 UTC

    US troops to perform joint exercises in Brazilian Amazon

    The visiting troops will be carrying state-of-the-art weapons, sensors, optical devices, as well as control and communication technology

    US troops will be commencing Tuesday a training exercise in Brazil's Eastern Amazon area, Agencia Brasil reported. Operation Core (Combined Operation and Rotation Exercise) 23, which stems from a bilateral defense deal signed in 2015, will bring together 294 US military personnel with the Brazilian Army from Oct. 24 to Nov. 20 in Belém, the capital of the Northern state of Pará, as well as in the municipalities of Ferreira Gomes, Oiapoque, and Macapá, in Amapá state.

  • Saturday, October 21st 2023 - 10:53 UTC

    Ecuador undertakes Amazon reforestation project

    Dávalos stressed that the forests “are essential to guarantee a prosperous and sustainable future”

    Ecuador's Environment and Ecological Transition Minister José Antonio Dávalos announced that some 4,000 hectares of native forests in the Amazon region will be reforested because they are “sources of life” that provide clean air, water, and recreational spaces, it was reported in Quito.

  • Thursday, September 14th 2023 - 10:09 UTC

    Peru to allocate green debt swap to tropical forest protection in Amazon

    It was Peru's third swap after similar deals in 2002 and 2008

    The Peruvian administration of President Dina Boluarte pledged to use the proceeds from a US$ 20 million debt swap with the United States for climate action in the Amazon to finance a tropical forest protection fund over the next 13 years, it was reported Wednesday in Lima. It is the third debt-for-nature swap between the two governments.

  • Wednesday, May 3rd 2023 - 11:13 UTC

    Deforestation controversy: despite EU landmark legislation, Brazil will keep to its own legal system

    Former agriculture minister Roberto Rodriguez said the law amounted to a non-tariff trade barrier, calling it “exaggerated protectionism.”

    Brazil’s government said it could not interfere with a landmark EU law banning imports of commodities linked to deforestation but will keep farming according to its own laws. The law approved by the European Parliament on April 19 bans imports of coffee, beef, soy, palm oil, cocoa, rubber, wood, charcoal and derived products including leather, chocolate and furniture if they are linked to forest destruction.

  • Wednesday, March 15th 2023 - 09:58 UTC

    Lula insists on demarcating indigenous lands in Amazon rainforest

    If there is gold in the indigenous land of Roraima, no one has the right to take it out without the authorization of the indigenous people of Brazil, Lula said.

    President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva Tuesday pledged to expand the indigenous territories in northeast Brazil in a move to expel organized crime groups extracting natural resources from those areas.

  • Tuesday, March 14th 2023 - 09:38 UTC

    Amazon fires grip 90% of the area in first two months of 2023

    According to a report issued Monday by the Fire Monitor, an initiative of the Annual Mapping Project of Land Use and Land Cover in Brazil (MapBiomas) in partnership with the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM), the Amazon biome concentrated 90% of its areas with fires, representing 487,000 hectares. In the first two months of 2022, the area totaled 654,000 hectares. In the country's six biomes - Amazonia, Caatinga, Cerrado, Atlantic Forest, Pampa, and Pantanal - there were fires over 536,000 hectares.