Deforestation in the Amazon jungle is destroying human and animal habitats at an alarming rate. An NGO in Iquitos is helping local farmers adopt methods that protect more trees and yield better harvests.
Farmers around the Peruvian city of Iquitos usually burn parts of the Amazon rainforest so they can grow food in the fertile soil. Now, they're finding alternatives to the destructive practice.
An increase in small-scale gold mining has taken a toll on the Amazon, increasing deforestation and polluting waterways, according to a new report. Mining in protected indigenous areas has increased exponentially.
In recent years, Peru's sprawling jungle has been cleared for palm oil and cocoa plantations. Conservationists say the land is controlled by private companies who acquired it through corrupt means.
On Easter Sunday, it starts again, the hunt for the Easter eggs. But even if it makes children's eyes shine, we should be aware that a chocolate bunny has two sides and only one of them is sweet.
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