Landowners in the program receive between $37-$74 per year for each hectare of native vegetation that they preserve.
Indigenous rights’ groups and WWF International are beginning to train Andean tribes people deep within the Amazon rainforest in the use of drones so that they, as forest-dwelling specialists, can help protect wildlife, and identify, compile evidence for, and report on, illegal logging activities.
The model Valentina Sampaio has made history by becoming the first openly transgender model to be featured in Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue. The 23-year-old Brazilian has been selected as a model for the issue that will be released on 21 July.
Brazil has deployed thousands of soldiers to protect the Amazon as the government mounts an early response to surging deforestation in the run-up to the high season for forest fires.
The Ashaninka indigenous community will receive $3 million in compensation and an official apology from companies. Experts said the case could serve as a legal precedent in other indigenous and environmental lawsuits in Brazil.
Scientists said video clips of the baby tapir proved the initial success of a re-introduction strategy for the threatened mammal, which is often described as “a forest gardener” because it plays a vital role in the dispersal of seeds.
A new count shows the population off Brazil went from about 450 in the 1950s to 25,000 now
Six out of 11 judges voted to consider discrimination against gays and transgender people equivalent to racism.
Brazilian photographer SebastiÃ£o Salgado and his wife LÃ©lia Deluiz Wanick Salgado founded Instituto Terra, a small organization that has since planted 4 million saplings and has brought the forest back from the dead.
A coalition of investors managing over US$5.6 trillion in assets joined a coalition of more than 70 large food companies in calling for zero deforestation in Brazil’s Cerrado region.