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The Rainforest Trust, which from 1988 until last month was known as the World Land Trust-US, has kicked off an effort to preserve some 2.4 million hectares (5.9 million acres) of rainforest in a remote part of the Peruvian Amazon
The decision by Ecuador's president Rafael Correa to abandon a plan to permanently forgo exploiting hundreds of millions of barrels of oil in return for at least US$3.6bn in compensation – the "Yasuni-ITT Initiative" – has sparked severe ...
Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa recently announced to the world that he was ending the 6-year initiative aimed at avoiding oil drilling in a critical piece of the Amazon
, the ITT Block of Yasuní National Park. In the speech, and the ...
We`re all extremely disappointed by the decision of President Rafael Correa to approve oil drilling in the Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini area of Yasuni National Park and cancel the trust fund that would have compensated the country for leaving the ...
The decision by Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa to abandon a plan to spare the species-rich YasunÃ rain forest in eastern Ecuador from oil development has dashed hopes for what environmentalists had hailed as a historic approach to weaning ...
Environmental groups here and indigenous lawmakers threatened over the weekend to take Ecuador's government to international court over a plan to drill for oil in a protected part of the Amazon
rainforest.Late last week, President Rafael ...
Peru's Vice-Ministry of Inter-Culturality (VMI) is officially supporting proposals to establish five reserves for indigenous peoples living in "voluntary isolation" in the Amazon
rainforest totaling almost four million hectares.
At least three ministers have resigned in Peru, amidst increasing pressure to approve a controversial gas project in the Amazon
The plan to expand the existing Camisea gas project, which is within the Nahua-Nanti Reserve for uncontacted
Only from Cerro Colorado – a rocky outcrop that rears vertiginously over the treetops – is it possible to make out the vastness of the Gran Chaco as it stretches from this corner of Bolivia beyond the horizon into Paraguay. This enormous swath of ...
Our leaders have fought with the Government many times, but they must be deaf or they just don't respect us
The Yaquerana River in the Amazon
rainforest marks the border between Peru and Brazil, but to the Matsés tribe, who live on both ...
Survival International supporters will protest outside Peruvian embassies and consulates around the world on April 23rd to call for an end to the deadly expansion of the Camisea gas project in Peru`s Amazon
rainforest, which puts the lives of ...
Indians from Peru and Brazil have joined together to stop a Canadian oil company destroying their land and threatening the lives of uncontacted
Hundreds of Matsés Indians gathered on the border of Peru and Brazil last ...
While they were growing up in their remote community deep in the Ecuadorean Amazon
, Blanca Tapuy and her sister Innes were inseparable.
As children, they would play together while their parents hunted monkeys and tapir with blowpipes and ...
The Argentine gas giant Pluspetrol has publicly backtracked on plans to expand the notorious Camisea gas project in southeast Peru into one of the most biodiverse places on earth, following a shock exposure this week by The Guardian newspaper and ...
Pluspetrol, an Argentine oil and gas company, is eyeing a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Amazon
rainforest for gas production, according to documents seen by the Guardian. Manu National Park in eastern Peru is considered one of the most ...
The Brazilian government is to launch a four-year tree census of the Amazon
to improve understanding of the impacts of deforestation, climate change and conservation efforts.
The study will also help to assess the potential value of the ...
2012 was another year of mixed news for the world's tropical forests. This is a look at some of the most significant tropical rainforest-related news stories for 2012.
There were many other important stories in 2012 and some were ...
An update to one of the most comprehensive maps of the Amazon
basin shows that forest cover across the world's largest rainforest declined by about six percent between 2000 and 2010. But the map also reveals hopeful signs that recognition of ...
Two of the world's last uncontacted
tribes are under threat from oil exploration deep into the heart of the Amazon
forest in Ecuador, according to conservationists, who say this may indirectly add to the pressure on wildlife.
The Tagaeri ...
Indigenous leaders from all over South America are making their way by foot, canoe and eventually on buses to be part of the Kari-Oca Caravan to Rio de Janeiro, to talk to world leaders at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, ...
For generations, the Awa lived far from the rest of humanity, picking fruit, hunting pigs and monkeys and following the seasons' rhythms in their patch of the lush Brazilian Amazon
rainforest.Then the rest of the world found the Awa. ...
Secret plans reveal Peru is actively pursuing new gas reserves inside protected tribal land, a flagrant violation of laws that prevent such projects.
The Nahua-Nanti Reserve in southeast Peru is known for its uncontacted Amazon
As Brazil braces for president Dilma Rousseff`s forthcoming decision on whether to sign or veto recent legislation that would alter the country`s Forest Code, rights groups are decrying a surge in illegal land grabs that is wrecking environmental ...
The company hoping to exploit the oil deposits slated to transform Peru’s economy has been declared to be endangering the lives of indigenous people living in "voluntary isolation" by the country’s indigenous affairs department ...
Concern is rising for the welfare of uncontacted
natives in the Brazilian Amazon
after armed marauders stormed the area where they were last documented. Last week men with rifles and machine guns, believed to be drug traffickers from Peru, ...