‘Going in the wrong direction': More tropical forest loss in 2019

Brazil was responsible for more than a third of the total global loss in 2019.
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Indigenous groups isolated by coronavirus face another threat: hunger

Indigenous people across the Americas are trying to defend their communities from the pandemic. But for many, isolation can quickly turn into deprivation.

Trees are healing the planet

A recent study found that new forests might be our best shot at saving the world. A global guide to doing it right.


Stalking the endangered wax palm

Colombia’s national tree, the wax palm, is endangered. Now, with decades of guerrilla war in retreat, scientists are rediscovering vast forests and racing to study and protect them.

Can bird watching help save Colombia′s forests?

Former war zones are fast becoming bird-watching hotspots. And that could help preserve them.


Tropical forests suffered near-record tree losses in 2017

New satellite data reveals that the world's tropical forests lost roughly 39 million acres of trees last year - an area the size of Bangladesh.


In Colombia’s Amazon region, the FARC peace has environmental consequences

Although the FARC contributed to significant environmental damages over the years by blowing up oil and gas pipelines and supporting the widespread cultivation of illicit crops, in many cases they were the only mechanism in place for regulating land use in the far-flung regions under their control.


In Colombia, a cease-fire saves lives—and oil

Marxist guerrillas may resume attacks on critical energy infrastructure if talks stall.

Will the bird that dodged a bullet pay the price of peace?

"Armed conflict is good for preventing deforestation."

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