In 2009, Walmart, Nike and other global companies vowed to stop buying beef and leather from Brazilian companies operating in the Amazon.
Brazil's triple border with Bolivia and Peru is a good picture of what has been pointed out as one of the most critical moments for the survival of the world's most important rainforest.
Since 1988, the rights of Indigenous people in Brazil have been entitled to protection under the constitution. Yet, their reality tells a different story.
It isn't just Bolsonaro and the fires. Hydroelectric dams in the Amazon are submerging millions of trees, transforming huge carbon sinks into sources of planet-warming gases.
Inside the battle for the forest's future — and ours — as Brazilian ranchers and farmers vow to protect their way of life at any cost.
If nothing is done, the Amazon rainforest might completely disappear before the end of the century.
Burning and deforestation have damaged parts of the Amazon in the Brazilian state of Acre.
Marcio Pimenta captures aerial photos of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil as fires burn through the area. Locals are still struggling to put out the fires in the world's biodiverse ecosystem.
Pablo Albarenga and Francesc Badia I Dalmases’s project “Seeds of Resistance” highlights the plight of indigenous land defenders in Brazil. Albarenga’s ambitious project presents photo composites of land defenders as a way to bring attention to their work.
In the Amazon rainforest, record-breaking forest fires and ongoing deforestation threaten the survival of thousands of plant and animal species that call the ecosystem home. Scientists seeking to save them are carefully evaluating which areas of the vibrant Amazon biome to preserve—knowing many are already lost.
The Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest and a critical line of defense against climate change. But it’s been steadily deforested since the 1970s, with nearly 20 percent of its land area wiped out.
Rainforest Journalism Fund grantee Pablo Albarenga's photography from Brazil was featured in The Washington Post's In Sight photography blog.
A declining number of leprologists rely on questionable data as they try to eliminate the growing threat of leprosy in South America’s most populated country.
A series of reports on the threats and resistance activities linked to the defence of the last river free of large dams in the Tapajos river basin–now being strangled by a belt of deforestation and the constant expansion of agribusiness.
Five courageous personal stories of youths from the Tapajós River.
Indigenous groups in the Brazilian Amazon are preparing themselves as the economic frontier is reaching their communities.
A wide-ranging multimedia project reported from the heart of the world's largest rainforest, as it nears a dangerous tipping point of deforestation.
Gamella Indians of Maranhão reclaim their ancestral lands from the hands of landowners and regenerate Amazonian flora and fauna.
Rio de Janeiro's drug gangs are converting to evangelical Christianity. And in the favelas where they act as governments, their faith is becoming a kind of state religion.
A group of young ballerinas from one of the most violent favelas in Rio de Janeiro use dance to strive for a brighter future.
Tropical forests are tipping from carbon sink to source, threatening a crucial hedge against runaway climate change in the violent, corruption-stained Brazilian Amazon.
Brazil has put laws into place to serve the autistic community, but barriers exist that prevent legal rights from becoming a reality.
Brazil’s prison system is in crisis. The wives and mothers of inmates at Alcaçuz—some who live right next door to the maximum-security prison—are its unseen victims.
How Western and Brazilian agribusiness are planning to take over an entire region of Mozambique to produce commodity crops for export.
'From Paradise to Peril: The Amazon's Isolated Tribes' Science series sparks global conversation among several outlets about what happens and what needs to be done when cultures collide.
The Pulitzer Center staff shares favorite images from 2014.
Nearly two dozen Campus Consortium student fellows undertake reporting around the globe in 2013.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting on Brazil's "Brain Gain," and the role of young tech-savvy entrepreneurs in Egypt's troubled economy.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting on Brazilian health care and unrest in Turkey.