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# Rainforest

Last year
# Amazon Rainforest
'Brazil is back': President-elect Lula vows to fight deforestation at COP27
Lula has offered to host UN climate talks in the Amazon region in 2025.
# dom phillips
Murdered UK journalist laid to rest in Brazil
Dom Phillips was killed in the Amazon while researching a book about how to save the world’s largest rainforest.
# Brazil
British journalist and Brazilian indigenous expert missing in remote part of Amazon
Two people have been arrested in connection with their disappearance.
All time
# Amazon
Deforestation of Brazil's Amazon rainforest hit new record in October
An area more than half the size of the city of Rio de Janeiro of Amazon’s lush rainforest was cleared.
Rainforest area equivalent in size to the Netherlands burnt or cut down during 2020
The biggest losses were in Brazil, three times more than in the next highest country.
# Brazil
Bolsonaro says it's a 'lie' that fires are ravaging the Amazon
Data from his own government shows the number of blazes in the rainforest is rising.
# Brazil
Amazon deforestation at highest level since 2008
It follows a series of major fires in the region earlier this year.
# Climate Change
Tens of thousands of fires are burning in the Amazon - here's what you need to know
There is huge concern about the local, national and international impact of the fires.
# Awa tribe
Rare footage shows uncontacted Amazon tribe who activists say are threatened by loggers
Since taking office, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been accused of harming the Amazon rainforest.
# Renca reserve
Plans to allow mining in the Amazon rainforest have been halted
Brazilian President Michel Temer had signed a decree to allow the reserve to be opened up for private use.
Opinion: Deforestation isn't just changing our climate, it could be destroying life-saving medicines
The impact on the local biodiversity in the deforested areas is detrimental and potentially irreversible.
# pr power
UPDATE: Paddy Power did not cut down a single Amazonian tree
But it wasn’t Photoshopped either…
# Research
TCD among research group awarded €3m for anti-inflammatory project
The project will investigate the use of plants from the Amazon rainforest on immune processes.
# Rainforest
A decade of discovery:1,200 new species found in Amazon rainforest
In Pictures: An amazing array of new species that have been uncovered in the Amazon rainforest.