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Constitutional amendment would abolish current federal requirements for environmental assessments of public works projects, such as Amazon dams.
The new sub-genus “Jamesbondia” honors leading American ornithologist James Bond, who inspired Ian Fleming to use the ornithologist’s name for his popular fictional spy series.
These unique birds are valued for their beauty, companionship and intellectual abilities, making them a popular choice for household pets. However, their popularity comes with a great price.
An international delegation of leaders from indigenous and forest communities in Colombia, Indonesia, Liberia, and Peru are in London today to call for action on human rights violations and land grabbing linked to the global trade in palm oil.
Scientists analysed the Inambari dam’s Environmental Impact Assessment to see if company ethics were driven by sustainability or profit — the answer could have profound implications for the Amazon’s future.
Observers question the extent to which the newly declared moratorium, which also applies to mining licenses, can actually be enforced.
Leonardo DiCaprio has made an investment in RUNA, a beverage company that makes its products out of guayusa, a tea leaf from the Ecuadorian Amazon, and the actor donated a portion of his investment to a key Indigenous rights group.
Environmentalists are calling for US and Malaysian officials to investigate allegations that real estate investments in the United States worth billions of dollars may have been funded by proceeds from corrupt logging operations in Sarawak, a Malaysian state on the northwest coast of the island of Borneo.
ANALYSIS: Is big money from foundations, governments, and corporations making conservation groups more timid and less effective defenders of wildlife? Part 2 of Conservation, Divided: Mongabay’s four-part series investigating how the field of conservation has changed over the last 30 years.
An ongoing death spiral of oil spills is killing a once vibrant Venezuelan fishery where the state owned oil company admits to 15 “minor” oil spills every day into an already horribly polluted estuary.
Amidst a political crisis, a deep recession, and the Zika virus epidemic, the lone bright spot in Brazil’s economy these days is the agricultural sector. In particular, soy production is booming — but researchers are warning that the soy industry’s rise could be the downfall of Brazil’s climate commitments.
The incident is shaping up as a classic conflict between industrialization and the environment, a catastrophe for tens of thousands of fishermen and their families, and a test of the management skills and political acumen of Vietnam’s new leaders.
Peter Bosshard, the Interim Executive Director of International Rivers, writes that indigenous lands are being plundered and indigenous activists are being targeted when they stand up for their rights. This post is a commentary. The views expressed are those of the author alone.
Tropidurus is a ubiquitous genus of lizard endemic to South America, and now there are three new species amongst its ranks — but one of those newly described species is already facing an uncertain future as the private reserve that encompasses its entire range is up for sale.
Conservationists hope the new status will provide a bulwark against illegal logging, even as they wish more of Prey Lang were included in the decree.
Last week, the U.S. House and Senate passed the ‘National Bison Legacy Act’ that designates the bison as the official national mammal of the United States. The bill now has to be signed by President Obama.
Starting in 2014, Mexico’s government has been quick to hand out mining permits, prompting concern from conservation organizations and local communities.
As palm oil expands in Africa, researchers say more smallholders should be brought into the fold.
Scientists have discovered what they’re calling an “unintended and ironic” consequence of building roads to aid agricultural expansion in Brazil: those same roads are providing the perfect habitat for insects that can do serious harm to crops.
On Saturday, 30 April 2016, Kenya will set fire to more than 105 metric tons of elephant tusks, representing several thousand dead elephants. This ivory burn is believed to be the largest-ever destruction of ivory stockpile in Africa’s history.