Latest Rain forests News

Vice president: Brazil ending Amazon deployment of soldiers

Oct. 15, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's Vice President Hamilton Mourão said on Friday that a deployment of soldiers to the Amazon rainforest will end, just weeks before the global climate conference where the administration aims to show commitment to curbing illegal deforestation. ...

Tropical larvae found in fruit shipped from Costa Rica to US

Oct. 04, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. government ordered the destruction a $15,000 shipment of pineapples from Costa Rica after agriculture inspectors in Mississippi found butterfly larvae that they said could be harmful. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a news...

Indigenous leader to France's Macron: Save the Amazon

Oct. 02, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Decrying the “predation” of his homeland, a Brazilian Indigenous leader is appealing to France’s president to use his global sway to fight the deforestation of the Amazon. Ninawa, a leader of the Huni Kui people who uses just one name, delivered a...

Australia's Daintree Rainforest returned to original owners

Sep. 29, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

TOWNSVILLE, Australia (AP) — The World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest is among four national parks to be handed back to traditional owners in a deal signed with an Australian state government on Wednesday. More than 160,000 hectares (395,000 acres) of land in...

$5B conservation plan offers new approach, but faces hurdles

Sep. 28, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

A pledge by nine grantmakers to give $5 billion to conservation efforts that address threats to biodiversity and to help curb climate change is taking a different approach than philanthropy has embraced in the past — one that may require those organizations to do things differently. ...

Fendi, Del Core lead Milan fashion's runway return

Sep. 22, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s fashion capital is again alive with the sound of shoppers swarming boutiques and editors filling socially distanced fashion week venues, a sign of a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. Milan Fashion Week opened Wednesday with 42 live runway...

Rising numbers of migrants risk lives crossing Darien Gap

Sep. 17, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

ACANDI, Colombia (AP) — It was 5 a.m. and in dozens of small tents around 500 migrants began showing signs of life, rising, packing their bags and preparing to cross the Darien Gap, the thick jungle teeming with snakes, bandits and treacherous rivers that separates Colombia from Panama. ...

Children a big part of migration through perilous Darien Gap

Sep. 14, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

NECOCLI, Colombia (AP) — Every day, at least 500 migrants from around the world sail out of Necocli, a small town on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, across the Gulf of Uraba to the village of Acandi, to start a week-long trek through the jungle that takes them into Panama — the next stop on...

Brazil's Indigenous march to pressure court on land ruling

Aug. 25, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Thousands of Indigenous people marched toward Brazil’s Supreme Court on Wednesday to pressure justices expected to issue a ruling with far-reaching implications for land rights. Wearing feather headdresses and with their bodies painted, they...

Data raises concerns as Brazil's forest fire season begins

Aug. 06, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Severe drought and early data are raising concerns that this forest fire season in Brazil will see the same high levels of destruction recorded in the past two years, despite efforts to tamp down the blazes. With Brazil's forest fire season...