Lábrea, an Amazonas, Brasil, municipality with alarming deforestation rates, has a combination of remoteness, absentee state authority, and complete land titling chaos. These conditions catalyze land grabs, deforestation, and illegal timber extraction. And death. In great numbers.
As the palm oil industry expands, coconut farmers are struggling to adapt.
Feeling threatened by the Bolsonaro government's policies, Xingu women decided to stop denying themselves the right to occupy spaces of power along with men.
Hydropower is Bhutan's only electricity source, yet climate change is threatening its future. As India seeks increasingly more of Bhutan's hydropower, Bhutan must re-evaluate its own energy security.
As the Philippine government starts relocating over 200,000 families living along waterways to restore Manila Bay, some residents worry about their impending displacement—unsure of their family's future.
The Bolsonaro administration made dramatic changes to a program that brought doctors to Brazil's Indigenous communities, depriving them of much-needed medical care.
The Wampis Nation is made up of thousands of people whose ancestors have lived in the Amazon rainforest in the north of Peru for centuries. Increasing raids from loggers, miners, and those searching for fossil fuels, in addition to political changes that favor industrial exploitation of natural resources, have left the Wampis more and more worried about the future of their home.
The leader of Sarayaku, a Kichwa town in Ecuador, has fought oil companies that want to break into their territory for more than twenty years. For her struggle, she has been tried, slandered, and threatened with death. Who is afraid of Patricia Gualinga?
The indigenous group is re-occupying its ancestral lands on Brazil’s Mariaquã River, but an outsider is trying to appropriate those lands by likely fraudulent means, inviting conflict.
Tropical climates are home to the world’s most venomous snakes, meaning that it is often the most economically isolated and physically remote communities that are at risk of bites.
The Sateré-Mawé people, on the border between Amazonas and Pará states, have endured long conflicts with mining companies and land thieves. The Sateré and indigenous groups throughout Brazil now face new threats stemming from the Bolsonaro government's pro-ruralist policies.
Indigenous people are under siege in Rondonia, the Brazilian state to the northeast border of Bolivia.