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New book by Mongabay Indonesia & Kaoem Telapak investigates palm oil industry

Guatemala national park nearing ‘collapse’ amid land grabbing, deforestation

Mexico approves mining reforms to protect environment, Indigenous people

More evidence backs Indigenous territories as best safeguard against Amazon deforestation

Meet the 2023 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners

Report warns of rising violence against environmental defenders in Mexico

EU parliament passes historic law forcing companies to track deforestation

Brazilian gold miners get free rein in Venezuela’s Indigenous lands

Indonesian Indigenous group AMAN wins Skoll Award for defending land rights

Paraguay weighs natural gas drilling in Médanos del Chaco National Park

Senegal herders demand return of grazing grounds controlled by U.S. firm

UN denounces new attacks on Indigenous people in Nicaragua’s largest reserve

In Chile’s Patagonia, another salmon plant angers water defenders

Colombia, Ecuador announce alert system to protect Indigenous Awá from armed groups

Chinese investment continues to hurt Latin American ecosystems, report says

Palm oil plantation linked to Wilmar faces accusations in Liberia

New reserve in Ecuador secures over 3 million acres of forest

Indigenous communities threatened as deforestation rises in Nicaraguan reserves

Venezuela’s Yapacana National Park suffering increasing mining deforestation: report

Mongabay’s top Amazon stories from 2022

Fighting wildlife trafficking in Peru: Q&A with prosecutor Alberto Caraza

Five pressing questions for the future of lithium mining in Bolivia

Historic EU law against deforestation-linked imports ignores Brazil’s Cerrado

‘Amazing first step’ as EU law cracks down on deforestation-linked imports

No justice for Indigenous community taking on a Cambodian rubber baron

In first for Indonesia, government recognizes Indigenous Papuans’ ancestral forests

In Brazilian Amazon, mining harm comes from beyond just the mines, study shows

‘They paid for it with misery’: Q&A with Chile dam critic Jose Marihuan Ancanao

Dam construction ignites Indigenous youth movement in southern Chile

Environmental ‘superministry’ bill raises alarm in Guatemala

Shady contracts, backdoor deals spur illegal gold mining in Bolivian Amazon

Honduran forest governance agreement brings cautious hope

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