Brazilian Amazon gold: indigenous land rights under risk

10 de julho de 2020

jul 10, 2020

Sara Villén-Pérez, Paulo Moutinho, Caroline Corrêa Nóbrega, Paulo De Marco

Indigenous lands protect 23% of the Brazilian Amazon, covering more than 100 million hectares, and area the size of Colombia. Maintaining the integrity of these lands is crucial to contain deforestation, maintain the stability of the regional climate, mitigate global climate change, and protect indigenous rights. Indigenous land rights in the Amazon, however, are at important risk. Around 60% of mining concessions in Brazil are in the Amazon region. Indigenous lands have frequently reported illegal mining.

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