Fines for illegal deforestation were down 34 percent from January 1st to May 15th this year compared to the same period last year—the largest drop ever recorded.
The vote comes amid concerns that the technology violates civil liberties and is subject to racial biases.
The Waorani community in Ecuador won a historic ruling that may create a new guide for other indigenous communities looking to protect their lands from oil interests.
Although producers of soy, cattle, and timber were charged with environmental crimes, their products continue to flow into international markets.
President Jair Bolsonaro appears to consider the topics to be discussed in the upcoming Synod, including climate change and indigenous peoples, to be part of a leftist agenda.
Researchers warn that an area of Brazilian Amazon rainforest bigger than Ireland is at risk of losing its legal protection.
A new study sheds light on which trees are the most suited for dealing with changing weather patterns in the region.
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Illegal logging continues to be a persistent problem in the Brazilian state of Maranhão, threatening an already fragmented wildlife habitat and forcing indigenous tribes off their land.
Norwegian government officials are warning Temer that his country risks losing millions in financial aid that Norway pays to Brazil to help rein in deforestation in the Amazon.