Three researchers studied the "crop raiders" of the Brazilian rainforest in the hope of aiding both local farmers and wildlife conservation.
Forest fires emit twice as much carbon in the Brazilian Amazon as deforestation, according to new research.
Promises to consult with indigenous groups are routinely ignored as Peru eyes up the natural resources found in its rainforests.
A neoliberal development plan threatens the biological and cultural integrity of Peru's Amazon rainforests.
Brazil claims mining and logging will boost the economy and help it protect the environment. But there is little evidence this works.
Last week Brazil opened thousands of kilometres of previously protected Amazon rainforest to mining, in a bid to combat ongoing political and economic disasters.
A new survey has identified millions of hectares of forest in dryland areas, a finding that boosts the total global forest cover by 9% and has significant consequences for carbon budgets.
Scientists from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe take on the White House with facts from the ground they stand on.
New research shows how ancient rainforest cultures have left their mark on today's plantlife.
Bird diversity may be the secret to forest resilience.
A new documentary examines indigenous activism in Peru – calling attention to the dark side of the country's economic boom.
With the economy in its worst slump for decades, environmental protection may be on the chopping block.
New data have revealed a disturbing trend in forest loss: the hearts of the world's forests are disappearing. To stop them bleeding out, we'll have to say 'no' to some developments.
The country must protect its huge forests from fires and logging.
Indonesia's haze made global headlines but an intense dry season has also sparked major fires in Brazil.
Forest loss has halved over the past 30 years according to the 2015 Global Forest Resources Assessment, released yesterday.
What we think we know, don't know and things that might surprise us about climate change and the environment.
A new investigation of satellite records reveals that the Earth is getting greener, despite ongoing deforestation in Indonesia and South America.
Native groups in a remote corner of Peru just took over 14 oil wells for a month.
The G20 has pledged to spend more than US$60 trillion on new infrastructure in the next 15 years, much of which will affect pristine areas. Without a solid plan, the environmental toll could be huge.