The Brazilian Amazon under threat

Área da Terra Indígena / Indigenous Land Uru-eu-wau-wau area, Rondônia

Área da Terra Indígena / Indigenous Land Uru-eu-wau-wau area, Rondônia | Coordenação-Geral de Observação da Terra/INPE – Oton Barros (DSR/OBT/INPE) | CC BY-SA 2.0 | on Flickr.

A recent Comment in Environmental Conservation succinctly describes the current human rights and environmental situation in the Brazilian Amazon, and the wider implications. Even if you don’t have full-text access to the article, the Supplementary Material — which is available, with maps of environmental degradation and rural labour abuse in Brazil, and links to sources — is well worth a look.

Ferrante L and Fearnside PM (2019) Brazil’s new president and ‘ruralists’ threaten Amazonia’s environment, traditional peoples and the global climate. Environmental Conservation page 1 of 3. doi: 10.1017/S0376892919000213

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