Four Indigenous children who had been missing for more than a month in the Colombian Amazon rainforest after a small plane crash have been found alive, said President Gustavo Petro. "Today we have had a magical day," Petro said to the media. "They are weak. Let's let the doctors make their assessment," he added. The president earlier posted a photo on Twitter and confirmed the survived adults and kids.
Brazilian Authorities discovered a bag and personal possessions of a British journalist, Dom Phillips, and an Indigenous specialist, Bruno Pereira, who went missing in the Amazon. They disappeared after receiving threats while on a research trip to Brazil's Javari Valley on June 5. Briton's mother-in-law has given up hope that they will make it out alive. They were last spotted at Sao Gabriel, near their destination Atalaia do Norte.
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Amazon rainforests have lost scores of green cover as deforestation increased by 17% in 2020. A University of Maryland report pointed that around 2.3 million acres of land, equivalent to El Salvador, has lost the forest cover. Losing over 1.5 million hectares of primary forest, Brazil accounted for the highest deforestation while Bolivia and Peru followed next. The study cited slash-and-burn agriculture, wildfires and cattle ranching as major… read-more
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According to reports by Amazon Geo-Referenced Socio-Environmental Information Network(RAISG), 513,00 sq. kilometre rainforest has been destructed since 2000. Shockingly, the deforested area is larger than the size of Spain. As per the report, the all-time high loss of 11,088 sq. kilometre rainforest had occurred between July 2019-2020 only in Brazil. Moreover, the study claimed that the deforestation gathered momentum in Brazil only after… read-more
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Brazilian President Bolsonaro slammed US Presidential candidate, Joe Biden, on September 30, over his offer to help Brazil with $20 billion to save the Amazon forests. Calling it a ‘bribe' and a shameful act, Bolsonaro tweeted that Brazil no longer accepts bribes, and its “sovereignty in non-negotiable.” Reportedly, Biden had mentioned about the $20 billion fund when speaking about climate change in the first Presidential debate at Ohio, on… read-more
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