In 2016, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro declared the opening of the Arco Minero, which sprawls in an east-to-west crescent across 112,000 square kilometers (43,243 square miles) mostly in Bolívar state, south of the Orinoco River and in the Venezuelan Amazon. Indigenous communities within the Arco Minero were given no sayRead More →

A recent study finds orchid bee diversity is supported by forest patches along rivers near oil palm plantations in Brazil. The study lends evidence that remnant patches of forest support the movement and survival of plant and animal species in deforested landscapes. Brazil’s new forest code revisions greatly reduce orRead More →

A new bird species from Indonesia has been described by a group of scientists after it was first observed in 1990, a paper said. The bird, which belongs to the honeyeater family, has been named after Indonesia’s first lady, Iriana Joko Widodo, as a way to promote the protection ofRead More →

by Hans Nicholas Jong A new study has found that the ecological footprint of oil palm plantations on neighboring forests extends beyond just deforestation and is “substantially underestimated.” This is based on the discovery of the extensive damage done to forest understory by wild boars that feed on the palmRead More →

48 families to be displaced, hotel to disturb ecological balance as trees to be felled. Nagpur: Very soon a luxurious resort will come up near dam close to the Gorewada jungle. From nearly six decades the Forest department’s acres of land is with Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) which will beRead More →