October 12, 2018

Mongabay: fires change the Amazonian rainforest

The increase in fires in Amazonia is covered in a story published on the environmental website Mongabay. It was inspired by work led by Brazilian researcher Erika Berenguer, from the University of Oxford (UK), one of the coordinators of the Sustainable Amazon Network (Rede Amazônia Sustentável, RAS), which revealed how fires can alter the structure of forests and jeopardize their ability to sequester carbon for decades to come.

October 4, 2018

Secondary forests at Mongabay

Inspired by RAS work published in the journal Global Climate Change, Mongabay, a leading environmental website publishes a story on the relationship between secondary forest recovery and carbon sequestration.

July 25, 2018

Paper receives international coverage

A paper entitled The future of hyperdiverse tropical ecosystems and published in renowned journal Nature, is featured in the media worldwide, including National Geographic, BBC Brazil, Deutsche Welle, The Daily Mirror, O Eco (Brazil), and many others.

July 16, 2018

O Globo publishes a story on carbon and biodiversity

The study – led by Joice Ferreira, from Eastern Amazon Embrapa, and Gareth Lennox, from Lancaster University (UK), – addresses the complex relationship established between forest carbon protection and tropical forest biodiversity. The work was featured in one of the leading newspapers in Brazil.

July 10, 2018

Video on igarapes goes viral

A journalistic video, produced in partnership with Brazilian startup Ambiental Media, addressing the impacts of forest degradation on small Amazonian streams: is viewed 22 thousand views and shared 600 times on Ambiental Media’s page, RAS’s partner in generating media content.

March 8, 2018

Story on igarapes in Galileu magazine

The impacts of dirt roads on small Amazonian streams was addressed in a story in one of Brazil’s most popular science magazines.

November 28, 2017

Igarapes are covered in an article published in Nexo

Journalistic story by researcher Cecília Gontijo Leal, from RAS and the Emílio Goeldi Museum, on the impact of dirt roads in the Amazonian streams, with the editorial support of Ambiental Media. Posted by Nexo, an award-winning online publication.

November 10, 2017

An article on livestock published in Valor

A journalistic article is written by researcher Rachael Garret, a member of RAS, in partnership with the editors of Ambiental Media, on livestock in the Amazon. Published in printed and online versions in Valor, the leading Brazilian financial newspaper.

October 24, 2017

Livestock is addressed in The Conversation

An article is published on the independent researcher-led media outlet The Conversation by researchers Rachael Garret and Joice Ferreira, from Boston University on small and medium-sized cattlemen in the Brazilian Amazon.

June 20, 2017

Silent forest platform: international repercussion

A flagship data platform on forest degradation in Amazonia is launched. It was based on a scientific article published in Nature by RAS researchers. Work was developed in partnership with a Brazilian startup focused on scientific journalism – Ambiental Media with the support of InfoAmazonia.Org. The Silent Forest project generated far-reaching repercussions in Brazil and abroad and was replicated by numerous media outlets, such as Nexo, G1, Amazônia Real, Rádio EBC and others. Here are some of the project’s main inserts:
Story published in the Brazilian newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo, one of the largest in the country.
Story published in the online version of British newspaper The Guardian.
Story published in Mongabay website, the world’s leading online environmental newspaper.

December 8, 2016

RAS symposium on Rádio Vozes

Journalist Paulina Chamorro covered the Sustainable Amazon Symposium, an event organized by RAS for Rádio Vozes. The meeting in Belém, brought together scientists and decision-makers to discuss the future of Amazonia.

December 4, 2016

Story in O Globo: fire in the Amazon

O Globo publishes a story on fires in the Amazon, using data from RAS researcher Erika Berenguer.

December 4, 2016

RAS symposium on Amazonian National Radio and G1

The Sustainable Amazon Symposium, organized by RAS in Belém (Pará), was covered by Amazonian National Radio (Rádio Nacional da Amazônia, EBC).

November 9, 2016

The importance of birds in The Conversation

Article written by Alexander Lees, one of the coordinators of the Sustainable Amazon Network (Rede Amazônia Sustentável, RAS) published in The Conversation resuming recent work RAS work on the changes in avian ecosystem services following land cover transitions.

October 10, 2016

RAS dissertation awarded international prize

Teotônio de Carvalho’s work was awarded best PhD dissertation prize in Agrarian Sciences by the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior, CAPES). Teotônio was a student at RAS and at the Federal University of Lavras (Minas Gerais).

June 29, 2016

RAS study published in Nature

A seminal RAS paper focusing on the impacts of forest degradation on biodiversity, was published in the renowned scientific journal Nature, receiving coverage from media worldwide including The BBC, El País and The Washington Post.

March 16, 2016

RAS researcher is awarded prize

RAS researcher Cecília Gontijo Leal won the 2015 prize awarded by the Brazilian Society of Zoology: best phD dissertation in Biological Conservation, that year.

February 1, 2016

Fire and biodiversity in O Globo

O Globo, one of the largest newspapers in Brazil, addresses RAS’s work on biodiversity and forest fires.

August 22, 2015

Bird extinctions: RAS researchers debate aired on live TV

RAS researchers Nárgila Moura and Alexander Lees participate in a live debate for TV Cultura, about the local extinction of birds in Northeastern Brazil. G1, a major Brazilian Internet portal, also covered the topic with input from RAS.

May 4, 2015

RAS at the largest TV broadcaster in Brazil

Rede Globo covered the disclosure of data by RAS in the city of Santarém.

April 27, 2015

Forest degradation in television debate

Scientist Joice Ferreira, one of the coordinators of the Sustainable Amazon Network, participates in a debate at TV Cultura about the effects of degradation on Amazonian rainforests.

December 4, 2014

RAS leaders are in the Brazilian senate

RAS leaders Joice Ferreira and Toby Gardner debate the future of Brazilian environmental leadership in the Federal Senate.