Latin America is the most dangerous region in the world for environmental defenders, according to a new report released by the Global Witness NGO on Wednesday. The environmental crime watchdog said at least 177 landdefenders were killed worldwide last year. One in five of them were murdered in the Amazon rainforest.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Tuesday signed the documents providing for the demarcation of two indigenous lands in the States of Acre and Amazonas, Agência Brasil reported. It was also the last step before the final regularization of the areas, it was explained.
Brazil's Environment Minister Marina Silva Wednesday said Denmark might donate R$ 110 million (US$ 22.4 million) to the Amazon Fund between 2024 and 2026, in exchange for which the South American country should pledge to fight deforestation, Agência Brasil reported.
Brazil's Federal Police arrested a businessman believed to be the leader of a criminal group responsible for the logging of 65 square kilometers of rainforest. The suspect is said to have illegally seized the Amazon land in the state of Pará for logging and cattle ranching.
Presidents Gustavo Petro of Colombia and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil convened Saturday at the so-called Leticia Summit in the capital of southern Colombia's Amazonas department to discuss the deterioration of the Amazon rainforest and share experiences on the issue.
The US administration of President Joseph Biden is to define in the next few weeks its contribution to Brazil's Amazon Fund, according to Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley.
Germany's Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development Svenja Schulze Monday announced in Brasilia the release of about € 200 million to be committed to environmental actions.
According to a report released Wednesday by Brazil's Institute of Man and Environment of the Amazon (Imazon), deforestation in 2022 hit new highs, with 10,573 km² of forest vegetation lost, Agencia Brasil reported. That surface is tantamount to that of nearly 3,000 football fields, it was explained.
According to satellite imagery data released Friday, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon remained high despite a slight decline.
Brazil's National Institute Institute for Space Research (Inpe) has released over this past weekend updated data regarding the deforestation of Amazonia between August 2020 and July 2021.