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Peru: Law prioritizes highway construction that could threaten indigenous communities

UCAYALI REGION, Peru — Peru has passed a controversial law that makes highway construction in border areas and maintaining trucking roads in the Ucayali...

Environmental stories from around the web, March 9, 2018

There are many important conservation and environmental stories Mongabay isn’t able to cover.Here’s a digest of some of the significant developments from the week.If...

Sarayaku leader Patricia Gualinga defends territory despite threats

Gualinga was cornered and threatened by an intruder at her home in Puyo, in the Ecuadorean Amazon, after the man broke one of her...

Tech and collaboration are putting indigenous land rights on the map

Tierras Indígenas’ advanced mapping technology is bringing South America’s Chaco ecosystem into the spotlight and allowing indigenous groups to digitally map out their territories...

NGOs denounce Tapajós basin intimidation, violence, Brazil inaction

Thirty-eight national and international NGOs have condemned the Brazilian government and the builders of four Teles Pires River dams in the Amazon. The NGOs...

This draft national forest policy too gives short shrift to grasslands

The Draft National Forest Policy 2018, which is open for public comments till April 14, has initiated discussions and debates across the country.If this...

In the Canary Islands, a good seed disperser is hard to...

Researchers have found that the bigger lizards of the Canary Islands are better seed dispersers than smaller ones.But habitat loss and invasive species have...

Selective logging has big, lasting impact on fish

A new study finds nearly as few fish species in selectively logged forests as they did in forests clear-cut for plantations. Both selectively logged...
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