Jane de Oliveira set out to protect the world’s largest rainforest from the corporate interests that are burning it to the ground. Then the armed men showed up.
The Brazilians who migrated to the Amazon to exploit its richness of resources, spurred on by Bolsonaro, don't realize they're being accused of environmental crimes.
From Mato Grosso to Pará, how rural Brazil provides one of the food commodities China needs most.
Rubber tappers and Indigenous people resist the advance of forest devastation.
A story with immense explanatory power touching on geopolitics, the rise of China and the power of Chinese consumers—and of course, climate change.
Like so many politicians, campaign rhetoric switches once leaders take office and face the realities of doing business with China. But Bolsonaro has bet big on China — and that's risky business.
Flávio Dino is displacing the poor to benefit the Chinese.
Last year, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon reached the highest rate in more than a decade. One of the biggest drivers of deforestation in the region is the growing of soybeans for livestock feed. The World's host Marco Werman speaks to reporter and Pulitzer Center Grantee Melissa Chan about her reporting in Brazil on Chinese interests in the Amazon.
With Flávio Dino's endorsement, Chinese money displaces the poor in Maranhão.
How do you make a difference in a struggle that may never end?
National efforts to strengthen food security have an impact far beyond any single country’s borders.
Bolsonaro inaugurates a new stretch of federal highway and makes plans for another thousand kilometers cutting across protected areas of forest in northern Pará.
With journalists in Indonesia and Brazil, the stories in this project highlight how tropical forests in Costa Rica, Indonesia, and Amazonia might ameliorate—or, to the contrary, aggravate—climate change. The project also explores the current impacts of climate change on people and wildlife.
Sister Jean believes that God made us free. With that freedom, we made many terrible choices, like burning down the Amazon. Now, it is not God's job to save us -- that's up to people like Sister Jean.
How Flávio Dino's administration has violated the environmental rights of traditional communities in favor of commodity exploration and extraction with Chinese capital.
An expedition to Resex Guariba Roosevelt, in Mato Grosso, through the Brazilian Amazon wildness, to show life inside the most dangerous region of the Amazon.
The aim of this project is to make a portrait of how life looks like in Amazonian traditional communities surrounded by soy fields.
As the world's largest consumer of soy, China's hunger drives Brazil's sales. How the Amazon fits into China's food security policy and Belt and Road Initiative—and what that means for the world.
Catholic missionaries first arrived in the Amazon five centuries ago. Who are they and what are they doing now?
Three Rainforest Defender Series stories of resistance and innovation in the Achuar Territory of the Ecuadorian Amazon.
This project analyzes how the fire in the Amazon rainforest impacted the triple frontier between Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru.
By land and air, a photo essay that shows fire in the heart of the Amazon.
How do the end of programs such as Bolsa Verde, along with the austerity of the Michel Temer and Jair Bolsonaro governments, affect riverside communities and accelerate deforestation in the Amazon?
Bolsonaro plans to build a road and a hydroelectric dam in Calha Norte do Pará, the most preserved area of the Brazilian Amazon, the largest corridor of tropical forest in the world.
Environmental journalist Sam Eaton discusses his deep dive reporting trip along Brazil’s violent “arc of deforestation” to explore the crucial question: Can we save the Amazon, so it can help save us?
Meet Frederick Bernas and Rayan Hindi, who discuss the challenges of producing a documentary about a ballet program in Rio de Janeiro's Alemão favela.
Journalist Jill Langlois and photographer Lianne Milton, reporting on Alcaçuz Federal Penitentiary in Brazil, introduce us to two women whose husbands survived a massacre in the prison.
Journalist Rhitu Chatterjee discusses her reporting on the school meal programs in Brazil and India.
Pulitzer Center grantees Heather Pringle and Andrew Lawler traveled to the Amazon to report on isolated indigenous peoples' recent emergence from the forests.
Matthew Niederhauser introduces his Real World Cup project, produced in collaboration with The New Republic and Pulitzer Center.
Fred de Sam Lazaro explains the source of declining birth rate in Brazil and how it could enhance women’s role in the society—a topic of his project “Brazil: Girl Power.”
The winners of the 67th Scripps Howard Awards represent among the best of journalism from 2019.
The Pulitzer Center-supported series on supertrees around the world was chosen as a finalist for the 2020 Ellie Award for Feature Design.
Bernas' lifelong connection to music and the arts drew him to the story of the favela ballerinas.
We have to decolonize ourselves: Eliane Brum, a Brazilian member of the Amazon Advisory Committee, addressing the first convening of the Rainforest Journalism Fund (RJF).
Pulitzer Center founder and Executive Director Jon Sawyer reflects on the Rainforest Journalism Fund's first convening, which brought together 80 journalists who have reported from across the Amazon basin.
Grantee Frederick Bernas helped the subject of his Pulitzer Center-funded documentary raise money to build a dance school in a Brazilian favela.
Spearheaded by a coalition of Latin American journalists, the project helped shape the backdrop for a New Yorker piece on a court victory for an Ecuadorian indigenous group.
Sam Eaton sat down with Boston Public Radio to discuss his ongoing series on the Amazon rainforest.
The Pulitzer Center partners with Skype in the Classroom to facilitate engaging virtual conversations with professional journalists in classrooms across the U.S. and beyond.
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Thomson Reuters Foundation announce a special opportunity for Brazilian journalists.
This is the last week to submit photos of Strong Women to NatGeo Your Shot.
2016 fellows report on a range of complex issues from around the world—from global health and perceptions of identity to environmental degradation and innovation.
Students explore reporting on Indigenous youth activism in the Amazon, analyze the causes of plastic pollution, and consider how they can make a difference in reducing waste in their own communities.
At the start of the school year, students might want to discuss global issues that arose over the summer. This lesson is intended to spark discussion on current events and ways to keep up with them.
This activity aims to help students make connections with their counterparts around the world by exploring what young people in different countries do in their free time.
This lesson explores how film is used to tell the stories of young ballerinas in Brazil’s favelas, resulting in art and/or research projects examining resilience.
Students evaluate two broadcast stories on the battle for land in the Brazilian Amazon in order to craft arguments about how they think land in the Amazon should be used.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This lesson asks students to compare their own school lunch programs to programs in Brazil and India using digital resources and reporting by journalist-grantees Rhitu Chatterjee and Mathilde Dratwa.