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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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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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Beef in the Brazilian Amazon

Pasture is a major driver of land-use change throughout Latin America. This is especially true in the Brazilian Amazon, where 70% of deforested land is under pasture. This paper examines the Brazilian...

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Soybeans in the Brazilian Amazon and the Case of the Brazili...

This report focuses on the Brazilian Soy Moratorium (BSM) which is arguably the world’s most successful value chain intervention to date for addressing tropical deforestation. The report illustrates b...

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Near doubling of Brazil’s intensive row crop area since 2000

This research article presents the results of a study that used the most spatially detailed historical record of satellite imagery available to show that the area of intensive row cropping in Brazil n...

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Protected areas – A focus on Brazilian freshwater biodiversi...

The article argues that current PAs in Brazil have limited efficacy in the protection of freshwater biodiversity. It states that new PAs should better consider aquatic environments, covering entire ba...

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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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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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How much is green worth: the economic importance of Brazilia...

The present study demonstrates the relevance of Conservation Units in the Brazilian economy, allowing these protected areas to be perceived by society and public authorities as instruments of socioeco...

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Amazonia at the Crossroads

This six-country analysis reveals the conflict between the vision of economic development and the rights of indigenous territories and the conservation of protected areas. Read the article at Ojo Públ...

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