This young Brazilian activist is fighting to change unsustainable practices in her community, asking that they stop littering and stop burning trash. This is the fourth story in the series "Rainforest Defenders," which presents five young leaders who are fighting to save the Amazon rainforest.
In February, a team of journalists traveled to the Amazon to spend time with the Sateré-Mawé, documenting their culture and their longstanding conflicts with mining companies and land thieves. Their series of reports examines the new threats posed to the Sateré and Indigenous groups throughout Brazil in the face of President Jair Bolsonaro's pro-ruralist policies.
In this field note, Wake Forest University Student Fellow Rafael Lima ponders the meaning of the high number of green and yellow billboards and signs with patriotic messages in Brazil.
Drica is responsible for an association of six communities of African descendants facing the destruction of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. Drica's story is the third in the series 'Rainforest Defenders,' which presents five young leaders in the fight to save forests.
The Riberinhos live at the margins of the rivers of the Teles Pires watersheds and are one of the communities most impacted by dam construction in the Amazon region. The dams generate billions of Brazilian reales each year.
The communities of Brazil's Amazon face challenges due to aggressive agribusiness activities encouraged by the new Bolsonaro regime. This series features five young leaders who defend the forest and its territory. In this chapter: Ednei.
Dani is an activist for the protection of the Brazilian Amazon. She is the feature of the second chapter in the series "Rainforest Defenders," which paints a portrait of five leaders who are defending their territory.
Indigenous and coastal communities of southern Brazilian Amazon are mobilizing to prevent the invasion of more than 138 hydroelectric plants in the Juruena River basin that would aggravate the deforestation rates of the region.
The indigenous group is re-occupying its ancestral lands on Brazil’s Mariaquã River, but an outsider is trying to appropriate those lands by likely fraudulent means, inviting conflict.
The communities of the Brazil's Amazonian face challenges due to aggressive industrial activities, today encouraged by the new government. This series features five young leaders who defend the forest and its territory. In this first chapter: Ednei.
Jair Bolsonaro may be in power, but the Sateré indigenous people are not taking his hostility sitting down.
Rafael Lima, born and raised in Brazil, reflects on his time reporting in his home country and some of his impressions on the current political and social makeup of Brazil.