More than 600,000 Brazilians have died of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. A new report says the policies of President Jair Bolsonaro are responsible for around half.
These organisations are ideally placed to contribute their fine-grained local knowledge. They intimately understand the specific needs of the most vulnerable in their communities.
Conservation must be carried out by local communities to be most effective, new research shows.
The black stuff is suddenly much more expensive – the question is whether smallhold farmers will see any of the proceeds.
Big Food companies producing ulta-processed foods are using a range of key market and political practices to increase their reach, particularly in developing countries.
Inequality within developing countries continues to rise.
For one of Earth’s most biodiverse forests, 21,000 years of natural change pale in comparison to modern, man-made climate breakdown.
Some Amazon deforestation is caused by recent policy, but there are also long-term issues.
We need to guarantee that the benefits of sciences are shared between scientists and the general public, without restriction. Peru and Brazil are leading the way.
Enabling wildlife to journey across farmlands not only benefits conservation, but also people. It means bees can improve crop pollination, and seed-dispersing birds can help restore ecosystems.
Plus, what the study of 700-year old garbage is revealing about who lived in Islamic Andalusia. Listen to episode 20 of The Conversation Weekly.
We know surprisingly little about the millions of animals, plants and birds that live in the Amazon – here’s how we can understand them better.
When students feel their classrooms are supportive and fair, they behave better, a survey in Brazil found.
Plus, why Brazilian women who lived through Zika are avoiding getting pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to episode 18 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
The pandemic’s not over yet, but these world leaders have already cemented their place in history for failing to effectively combat the deadly coronavirus. Some of them didn’t even really try.
Attempts to wage war on drugs in developing countries which don’t take into account the needs of local people are doomed to fail. Here’s why.
Officials in Brazil recently asked women to avoid pregnancy, citing heightened risk to them and newborns. But births were already dropping; a new study attributes it to the trauma of Zika.
The Brazilian president has engineered the conditions for the virus to run rampant through the country while he pursues his own agenda.
Because Brazil’s economic prosperity in the last two decades is increasingly linked to the Amazon’s good health, restoring the country’s economy is a critical first step toward ending deforestation.
Findings show that income transfer programmes must operate in deliberate coordination with ancillary social service institutions to deliver the maximum benefits for women’s empowerment.