31 Jul '11, 9pm

Indigenous peoples in Suriname still wait for land rights

Indigenous peoples in Suriname still wait for land rights

Biologists warn of rainforest mining threat from Alcoa, Newmont in Suriname (02/23/2009) A prominent group of biologists are calling for Alcoa, Newmont Mining Corp, and other minerals conglomerates to forgo gold and bauxite mining operations in a biologically-rich zone in the South American country of Suriname. An interview a shaman in the Amazon rainforest (07/28/2008) Deep in the Suriname rainforest, an innovative conservation group is working with indigenous tribes to protect their forest home and culture using traditional knowledge combined with cutting-edge technology. The Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) is partnering with the Trio, an Amerindian group that lives in the remote Suriname-Brazil border area of South America, to develop programs to protect their forest home from illegal gold miners and encroachment, improve village health, and strengthen cultural ties betw...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0731-hance_suriname_rights....

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Fires in Arnhem Land, Australia [image] #NASA

Fires in Arnhem Land, Australia [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 01 Aug '11, 12am

Winter and spring are fire seasons in northern Australia. During the dry winter months, plants that grew during the rainy ...