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Cattle ranching devours Nicaragua’s Bosawás Biosphere Reserve

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3 mentions2 months ago
BOSAWÁS BIOSPHERE RESERVE, Nicaragua – To get to Napoleón’s house requires traveling on a gravel road near Siuna on a mule. It is the last dwelling before penetrating the core ...

Guatemala issues red alert as national parks burn

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7 mentions2 weeks ago
The Guatemalan government issued a red alert for the Peten department Tuesday due to forest fires in national parks inside the Maya Biosphere Reserve. The biosphere reserve covers the northernmost ...

The changing face of Amazon development: from land grab to eco-lodge

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2 mentions2 months ago
(Leia essa matéria em português no The Intercept Brasil. You can also read Mongabay’s series on the Tapajós Basin in Portuguese at The Intercept Brasil) The Tapajós River Basin lies ...

Rotten beef and illegal deforestation: Brazil’s largest meatpacker rocked by scandals

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4 mentions3 weeks ago
The month of March saw the world’s largest meatpacker, Brazilian company JBS, rocked by not one but two major scandals. On March 17, agents with Brazil’s Federal Police raided facilities ...

Communities in Mexico step up to protect a disappearing forest

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3 mentions1 month ago
On a Saturday afternoon in January, Julia Carabias, one of Mexico’s most respected biologists, was making herself useful – putting a fresh coat of blue paint on the walls of ...

Clothing giant VF Corporation adopts sustainable forestry policy

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3 mentions1 month ago
U.S.-based clothing conglomerate VF Corporation has adopted its first-ever forestry policy, aimed at eliminating deforestation and human rights abuses from its supply chain. The policy, announced late last month, lays ...

New bill aims to cut protection to 1M hectares of Brazilian rainforest

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4 mentions1 month ago
A proposal under review by the Brazilian government aims to shrink four protected areas in the Amazon and eliminate another area entirely, Greenpeace says. If approved, the bid would put ...

Brazil slashes environment budget by 43%

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5 mentions3 weeks ago
Last week the Brazilian government reduced the budget for the Ministry of the Environment by 43 percent. The ministry now has a budget of 446 million Brazilian reals ($141 million).