Guardian Environment Network In 1996, Osvaldo Wuaru and his family arrived on the outskirts of the vast Munduruku Amazon Territory with a crucial mission: set up a village to hold back the invasion of pariwat (non-indigenous) gold miners. Twenty-one years later, it has all but failed, reports
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US scientists taking measurements above the Amazon rainforest have recorded the effects of smoke and aerosols on the weather Clouds gather over the rainforest near Manaus. Photograph: Fernanda Preto/Getty/Aurora CreativeMankind has made the world warmer, but we’ve also made it stormier. In a study conducted over the
Drone footage is building up the missing data on dolphin populations that is crucial to ensuring their protection and long-term survival A pink or boto river dolphin in the Brazilian Amazon. Photograph: Adriano Gambarini/WWFThe drone is hovering above the Amazon river, but its battery is running low.
Peru’s Health Ministry found shocking contamination among the Nahua, but hasn’t published its full report Raya, one of the Nahua elders, in Santa Rosa de Serjali in the remote Peruvian Amazon. Photograph: Johan WildhagenAn indigenous people living in one of the remotest parts of the Peruvian Amazon
The Ka’apor tribe fight a daily battle in Brazil’s Maranhão state to protect their forests Ka’apor forest guardians patrol the borders of their territory, in Maranhão state, Brazil. Photograph: Lunae Parracho for the ObserverSairá Ka’apor patrolled one of the most murderous frontiers in the world, a remote
Thirty-five years ago an American biologist Terry Erwin conducted an experiment to count insect species. Using an insecticide “fog”, he managed to extract all the small living things in the canopies of 19 individuals of one species of tropical tree, Luehea seemannii, in the rainforest of Panama.
Bruce Parry has made a career out of going native. The Royal Marine-turned-celebrity explorer may not yet be as fully-fledged an institution as David Attenborough, but if the British public were to nominate anyone to paddle up a crocodile-infested creek, tuck into a wriggling dinner or liberate
In a cool forest patch along a rutted dirt road outside the Amazon jungle town of El Retorno in Guaviare, southern Colombia, Luis Vergara lifts his machete to clear a path through the brush. He walks through a 90-hectare plot of land he has replanted with valuable
Anchored in shallow, cloudy waters just a few hundred yards from the mangrove swamps that dominate this wild and empty coastline, the fishermen rolled in their nets. The three men had spent five days at sea and their catch glittered on the deck. “It’s good fishing,” said
There is a flickering, bright glimmer of sky as the two-person submarine descends beneath the muddy equatorial waters to a place no human has ever seen – a vast, complex coral reef at the mouth of the world’s greatest river. Thirty metres under the murky plume of