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In areas of the Peruvian Amazon monitored by drones, deforestation was halved in one year. Photo (generic image): Yoly Gutierrez/CIFOR Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)Yoly Gutierrez/CIFOR Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Smartphones and drones help indigenous communities fight deforestation

Thanks to drones and satellite technology, the Peruvian Amazon has halved the deforestation of indigenous lands in one year.
Riau, Indonesia. In the Asian nation, illicit timber trade is estimated to account for 40 % of the market. Photo: Romain Pirard/CIFOR Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)Romain Pirard/CIFOR Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

FAO launches a new digital tool to fight timber predators

A web tool to defend forests from timber predators will help UN organization to tackle a $100 billion business
In the first five months of 2021, deforestation lead to a 2,548 square kilometers loss for Brazilian Amazon. Photo: Lou Gold Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)Lou Gold Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Deforestation increases 67% in Amazon’s darkest month

Deforestation is growing in Brazilian Amazon. With obvious effects on climate and the economy. And government's responses look controversial
Last year, the Guardian claims, UK banks' support to companies involved in deforestation amounted to £900 million. Photo: Dikshajhingan Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)Dikshajhingan Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

UK banks criticized for their support to deforestation

Guardian: Banks are funding global deforestation. The new law under discussion in UK is not expected to solve the problem.
If foreign aid is made available Brazil will succeed in reducing Amazon deforestation by 30%-40%, says Environment Minister Ricardo Salles. Photo: Martha de Jong-Lantink Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)Martha de Jong-Lantink Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Brazil will save the Amazon… as long as US and Norway pay for it

Minister Salles is asking for $1 billion from the international community to save the Amazon. But his country's position is controversial.
Young Fulani herdsmen. According to Amnesty International the conflict between herders and farmers in Nigeria has resulted in more than 3,600 deaths from 2016 to 2018. Photo: Neptunian83 Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

From climate change to demography. How the soil war is devastating Nigeria

Il degrado del terreno minaccia la Nigeria creando le condizioni per un sanguinoso conflitto tra pastori e agricoltori. Con il land grabbing sullo sfondo.