Facebook being used for illegal reptile trade in the Philippines

Researchers from TRAFFIC, who monitored 90 Facebook groups over a three-month period in 2016, recorded 2,245 live reptile advertisements representing more than 5,000 individual animals from 115 taxa. Most... Read more »

Venezuela’s Mining Arc boom sweeps up Indigenous people and cultures

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... Read more »

Brazil 2018: Amazon under attack, resistance grows, courts to act, elections

While forecasts are always difficult, it seems likely that Brazilian President Michel Temer will remain in power for the last year of his term, despite on-going corruption investigations. Elections... Read more »