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.
National Geographic Brazil
To avoid greenhouse gas emissions and preserve oxygenation of rivers, vegetation must be completely removed from dam areas before being flooded. But these guidelines are not always followed and many fish have already died.
In Peru, 15,000 Indigenous Wampis have declared autonomy from the central government in order to protect their Amazon territory from invaders looking for gold, oil, and hardwoods.