Many people have heard about the devastating fires in the Brazilian Amazon. Unfortunately, neighboring Bolivia has also suffered from heightened fire activity this summer, as has the Brazilian Pantanal: the world’s largest wetland. All told, scientists at Panthera – an international wild cat conservation organization – estimate that 500 jaguars have lost their homes or […]
The giant raging rain forest fires in Brazil and Bolivia are impacting on the Jaguar population. They either have to move or die…
(from the blog of netzfrauen.org) A truck containing rosewood suspected to have been logged illegally in Kampong Thom province sits on the side of the road near an economic land concession belonging to Try Pheap in 2013. PHOTO SUPPLIED The destruction of nature has taken on a gigantic dimension. If humans had […]
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/macron-amazon-forest-fires-veto-mercosur-eu-trade-deal-brazil-a9076181.html France will block an EU trade deal with Brazil and its neighbours over the country’s handling of fires in the Amazon rainforest, a spokesperson for Emmanuel Macron has said. Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has been criticised around the world for his response to the fires, which scientists say are man-made and campaigners have linked to businesses looking to […]
A Drone captures smoke rising over a deforested plot of the Amazon jungle.
Deforestation in the Menkragnoti indigenous territory in Altamira, Amazon basin.
Image Credit: Orangutans rescued near a palm oil plantation in Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photograph by Vier Pfoten/Four Paws/Rex It’s the miracle ingredient in everything from biscuits to shampoo. But our dependence on palm oil has devastating environmental consequences. Once upon a time in a land far, far away, there grew a magical fruit. This fruit could […]