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.
Nantu has been involved in a program to expand the use of solar powered canoes for several years. Now, his project can help fight against the construction of a new road in Indigenous territory.
Nantu has a solution to help avoid the need for a road to his village in the Ecuadorian Amazon: create a system of boats that run on clean energy to connect nine Achuar communities.
Giving birth is considered sacred by the Achuar people; consequently, women must go to the forest to do so. But one young Indigenous woman is trying to change this reality.
In Ecuador, an Achuar leader shows how local communities are confronting extractivism and infrastructure development that is infringing on the forest.
This young Indigenous woman from Ecuador helps the women in her Achuar community give birth. Considered a sacred act, women traditionally gave birth alone in the jungle. This is the seventh in the series, "Rainforest Defenders," which shows leaders fighting to protect the forest.
This is the sixth story in a series about Indigenous youth in the Amazon fighting to protect their communities.
Burning and deforestation have damaged parts of the Amazon in the Brazilian state of Acre.
A young woman from the Amazon found strength to overcome a past of sexual, physical, and psychological abuse by turning to her roots and heritage. Her story is the fifth and final in the series "Rainforest Defenders," which highlights young leaders who are fighting to protect the forest.
A young Brazilian activist is responsible for an association of six afro-Brazilian communities that face the threat of environmental destruction. Her story is the third in the "Rainforest Defenders" series, presenting five young leaders fighting to preserve the Brazilian Amazon rainforest.
Indigenous peoples and ribereños in the southern Brazilian Amazon are mobilizing to prevent the invasion of more than 138 hydroelectric structures in the Juruena River watershed that would exacerbate deforestation metrics throughout the region.
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.