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A capuchin monkey in Brazil hoists a stone tool to crack open nuts. Luca Antonio Marino, CC BY-ND

A Farm in Brazil Provides a Unique Window on Human Evolution

Human beings used to be defined as “the tool-maker” species. But the uniqueness of ...

A Kayapo boy with traditional body paint and piercing is seen at his home in Kikretum

Global Forest Watch Detecting Record Forest Loss in the Amazon

Brazil topped the list of the world’s most important Places to Watch for deforestation, ...

The orange-winged parrot (Amazona amazonica) and the blue and yellow macaw (Ara ararauna) pictured, were the most traded parrot species - Photo by Luc Viatour

Benefits and Risks of Legal Wildlife Trade in the Amazon

The multimillion-dollar legal wildlife trade in species originating from Amazonian countries has been analyzed ...