Amazon Rain Forest

A frog named "rana azul" or "rana de cafetal" (Agalychnis annae) stands in a protected forest on the outskirts of San Jose, Costa Rica, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022. Tourists who flock to Costa Rica to see toucans, sloths and brilliantly colored frogs might someday see a charge on their hotel bill to aid forest conservation. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Costa Rica ponders ways to sustain reforestation success

Costa Rica went from having one of the world’s highest deforestation rates…


FILE - Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva stands next to Indigenous leader Cacique Raoni at the Planalto Palace after he was sworn in as new president in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. Environmentalists, Indigenous people and voters sympathetic to their causes were important to Luiz Inácio da Silva’s election to a third term as Brazil’s president.(AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, file)

Brazil’s new president works to reverse Amazon deforestation

President Lula is appointing well-known environmentalists and Indigenous people to key positions


Smoke rises from forest fires in the region of Novo Progresso, in Pará, Brazil, on Aug. 21, 2022. Novo Progresso is west of an illegal dirt road that´s ripping through protected areas and is now just a few miles shy of connecting two of the most destroyed areas in Brazil’s Amazon. (Andre Muggiati via AP)

Crucial illegal road threatens Brazil’s Amazon rainforest

‘(This) brings the risk of an irreversible breaking of the Amazon rainforest’