Environmental Crime News

‘Brazilians aren’t familiar with the Amazon’: Q&A with Ângela Mendes

Environmental activist Ângela Mendes coordinates the Chico Mendes Committee as part of her efforts to keep alive the memory and legacy of her father, a leader of the rubber tapper community and environmental resistance. In an interview with Mongabay Brasil, Ângela Mendes talks about the role of social networks as a fundamental instrument for resistance in the 21st century.

Bolsonaro agenda gets a lift from dominance of ‘new right’ in Congress

Repórter Brasil’s tool points out the federal deputies with the worst socio-environmental performance and shows that the right-wing wave of 2018 strengthened the rural caucus in Congress. Analysts say that the ruralist leanings of the Chamber were already a reality, but the Bolsonaro government unbalanced the political chessboard with the weakening of the Ministry of Environment.
A white rhino browsing grass. Image by Brook Ward via Flickr (CC BY-NC-2.0)

Mozambique busts notorious rhino poacher

MAPUTO — Authorities in Mozambique have arrested two men for allegedly attempting to sell rhino horn in the country’s capital, Maputo. Hilario Lole, a spokesperson for the National Criminal Investigation…
A white rhino browsing grass. Image by Brook Ward via Flickr (CC BY-NC-2.0)
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