This article is republished courtesy of Latin American Bureau, the original article can be found here. In the local language, Zo’é means‘we, people like us’, as distinct from kirahis, ‘outsiders, non-indigenous’. The language is a branch (specifically sub-group... Read Article
New laws will give green light to mining and invasion of indigenous lands. This article is republished courtesy of Latin American Bureau, the original article can be found here. Thousands of people gathered in front of the national... Read Article
The Amazon has long done its part to balance the global carbon budget, but a new study has revealed it is now emitting more carbon than it captures.
A “first-of-its-kind” study from the University of Queensland and the Wildlife Conservation Society has found that protecting Indigenous Peoples’ land is essential to combat global biodiversity loss. Researchers overlaid habitat data for nearly 4,500 IUCN-assessed mammal species across... Read Article
Adán Vez Lira, a prominent defender of an ecological reserve in Mexico, was shot while riding his motorcycle in April. Four years earlier, the renowned activist Berta Cáceres was shot dead in her home in Honduras by assailants... Read Article
This story originally appeared in aljazeera.com and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalistic collaboration to strengthen coverage of the climate story. Quito, Ecuador – Nemonte Nenquimo, an Indigenous Waorani leader from Ecuador’s... Read Article
If you thought singing animals were reserved for animated Disney movies, think again. Albery Albuquerque and his son Thiago study animal sounds of Northern Brazil and compose music in the voices of their subjects. It’s a serious academic... Read Article
Gunmen in Brazil are brazenly intimidating indigenous communities with a hit list of prominent leaders, following the high profile murder of Nísio Gomes last month. Reportedly employed by powerful landowners in Mato Grosso do Sul state, the gunmen... Read Article
The Crying Forest is a documentary about Ze Claudio Ribeiro da Silva, an Amazon rainforest activist, and his wife, who were gunned down in the Brazilian Amazon on May 24th 2011.
In New York on Monday, a US court dealt Chevron a severe blow after lifting a ban on an $18bn judgment against the oil giant for contaminating the Amazon. A New York appeals court vacated a lower court’s... Read Article
Two weeks ago Santander Bank pulled out of the controversial Santo Antonio dam project, citing environmental and social concerns. Now, oil giant ConocoPhillips have pulled out of a similarly controversial project in the Peruvian Amazon.
30,000 Amazon Indians were enslaved, tortured, raped and starved in just 12 years during the rubber boom, according to a historic report submitted by Irish investigator Roger Casement, 100 years ago. Casement was sent by the British government... Read Article