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MAAP Synthesis: 2019 Amazon Deforestation Trends and Hotspot...

MAAP, an initiative of Amazon Conservation, specializes in satellite-based, real-time deforestation monitoring of the Amazon. The annual Synthesis Report looks at the bigger picture for 2019, describi...

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Sustainable financing of protected areas: Conservation and l...

Webinar: Thursday, April 23, 2020 3:00pm – 4:30pm Washington D.C. Protected Area systems (PA) are globally considered as one of the most effective approaches for conservation and to tackle climate cha...

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A better Amazon road network for people and the environment

This study analyzed the expected environmental, social and economic impacts of 75 road projects, totaling 12 thousand kilometers of planned roads, in the Amazon region. The main takeaway from this stu...

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Technology Meets Policy In The Amazon

  Webinar: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:15pm Washington D.C. 1:15pm Brasilia Since 2001, the Amazon has lost 65.8 million acres (26.6 million hectares) of primary forest, an area equivalent to the siz...

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For Many Fish, Forest is Just as Necessary as Water

Building on the findings of various research work this online article highlights the importance of floodplain forests for the survival and maintaining the diversity of fish populations in the Amazon. ...

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Ecosystem‐based management of Amazon fisheries and wetlands

The research article argues to define adequate scales for the ecosystem‐based management of commercial fisheries and the wetlands on which they depend. The authors mapped fisheries and fish ecology da...

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Changes in Climate and land Use Over the Amazon Region: Curr...

This paper shows recent progress in our understanding of climate variability and trends in the Amazon region, and how these interact with land use change. The review includes an overview of up-to-date...

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Regional Strategy for Integrated Water Resources Management ...

The document presents the 19 strategic actions, that were agreed by the Member Countries of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO). The member countries are Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuad...

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The Amazon forest and the social cost of deforestation

The article is a shorter version of a more extensive article first published in the "Ecological Economics' 153(2018). The article explores the implications of a forest-savanna critical transition and ...

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Implementation Completion and Results Report – Brazilian Bio...

The document is the official implementation completion and results report of project P114810, which consisted of a grant to the Brazilian Biodiversity Fund (FUNBIO) for the Amazon Region Protected Are...

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Mercury in illegal gold mining in the countries of the Amazo...

Diagnosis of trade flows, scientific information and institutional answers The purpose of the document is to present a general diagnosis of the situation of the supply, trade and use of mercury (with ...

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Economic return and socio-environmental risks of the road pr...

Over the next few years, the construction and improvement of thousands of kilometers of roads in the Amazon is expected. These investments are driven by the increase in prices of natural resources, po...

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