Community Mapping in the Amazon
January 29, 2009
121 communities have been mapped in the region of Belterra and Santarém. Research collected for the map between May 2007 and June 2008 shows damage has spread along the highways carved through the forest, even though there's a moratorium on forest being cleared for new soya plantations. Existing farms in these areas are still damaging the environment and the communities who live in the region.