An aerial shot shows the contrast between forest and agricultural landscapes near Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil. (Flickr / Center For International Forestry Research / Kate Evans)

Brazil: Tribes Fight Back Against Illegal Loggers on Native Land

(ANTIMEDIA) Deforestation was an issue long before the media covered it and activist groups fought against it. It is estimated that between the mid-1800s — when deforestation began to proliferate — and 1947, humans destroyed approximately half of the world’s forests. In just the last 50 years, an estimated 17% of the Amazon has been […]