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U.S. climate policy leaders release Amazon forest protection plan

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A bipartisan group of former U.S. cabinet officials and chief climate negotiators has come together to build support for the Biden-Harris campaign pledge to protect the Amazon rainforests.  The group has offered concrete policy recommendations to Congress and Presidential Special Envoy John Kerry, to whom the task of delivering on this promise will fall. The Amazon rainforest The Climate Principals include three ...

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Fires on the rise in Brazil’s Amazon despite ban

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In spite of a ban, the number of fires in Brazil’s Amazon region continues to rise, according to official figures released Saturday, August 1, 2020. Amazon Forest on fire In the nine Brazilian states bordering the Amazon basin, the number of fires rose by more than 20 per cent in July compared to the same month last year, data released ...

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Conservationists launch plan to save Amazon forest

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Spurred by the growing urgency of catastrophic environmental threats to the Amazon, a group of 150 renowned scientists from eight Amazonian countries, French Guiana and global partners on Thursday, July 23, 2020 launched a scientific initiative that is tasked with delivering the first scientific assessment of the state of the Amazon Basin. The Amazon rainforest Their recommendations will suggest a blueprint for ...

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Indigenous Colombian Amazon forest peoples demand rights

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Traditional authorities and elected leaders of the Uitoto, Muinane, Andoque and Nonuya peoples of the Middle Rio Caquetá region of the Colombian Amazon are in Bogotá between the 25th and 28th of April, 2017 to represent the peoples and Traditional Association of Indigenous Authorities – the Regional Indigenous Council of Middle Amazonas (CRIMA) in meetings with different State institutions and international agencies. ...

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Activist’s life in danger for opposing Peru Amazon destruction

Washington Bolivar

Washington Bolivar, an indigenous activist in Peru, has received another sinister death threat in the immediate wake of his efforts to challenge the destruction of Amazon rainforest for timber extraction and conversion to oil palm. In the course of the last month, human rights defender, Mr Bolivar, received the following handwritten and explicit notes in quick succession: “WASHINGTON…WE ARE GOING ...

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Peruvian denounces illegal deforestation of 5,000 hectares of nation’s Amazon

Roberto guimaraes Vazquez

Robert Guimaraes Vasquez, a leader of the Shipibo-Konibo indigenous people in Peru’s Amazon, is in London campaigning against deforestation and human rights violation in the bid to highlight the destruction of his people’s traditional lands by an international agribusiness group and member of the RSPO (Round Table for Sustainable Palm oil), a global body that certifies that the production and ...

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World Cup host city in Amazon jungle

Barely two months to the kick-off of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, a rather peculiar host city for the event has continued to generate global attention. At the centre of the controversy is the city of Manaus, which is situated at the heart of the Amazon rainforest, which is believed to be the largest tropical rainforest in the world. ...

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