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Poisoned Amazon: Nothing Safe to Drink

The Amazon has more water than any other river in the world. Along its 4,049 mile length, 500 tributaries feed into it. Every day it produces enough water to meet the needs of New York City for nine years. And…

Monkey Orchids

Orchids that look like monkey faces – Dracula simia (that look like faces) are only found in the cloud forests of southeastern Ecuador at 1000-2000 meters – their flowers smell like ripe oranges. However, Orchis simia (which look like dancing…

Loggers burn Amazon Indians home

The home of isolated Brazilian Indians was recently invaded and burned by loggers. A settlement of voluntary isolated Awá Indians was recently invaded by loggers. One of the Indians – a child – was reportedly burned alive. Less than…

Awá demand immediate eviction of loggers

A recent press release says Earth’s most endangered tribe needs urgent help The Awá, a tribe located in Brazil , have written to the country’s Justice Minister asking him to ‘evict invaders urgently’, as news emerges that…

‘Penis snake’ discovered in Brazil

A rare amphibian known as the ‘penis snake’ has been discovered in the Brazilian Amazon. An unusual creature, thought by some to resemble part of the male anatomy, has been discovered in the Amazon. Atretochoana eiselti  is the world’s…

Human impact on Amazon Basin recently evaluated

New scientific research shows how human activity is transforming the world’s biggest land-based ecosystem A paper published this month by the Woods Hole Research Centre in the journal Nature claims that human land use is altering water and energy…

Vivenne Westwood – No Fun Being Extinct campaign with Cool Earth

In 2011 Dame Vivienne Westwood invested 1 million of her own funds to launch a fundraising campaign, ‘No Fun Being Extinct’ supporting the rainforest charity Cool Earth. The action was to highlight World Bank’s expenditure failings as a staggering…