There is one area of the Ecuadorian Amazon that is so pristine that the whole ecosystem has been preserved and even jaguars roam free! But the government is now threatening to go in and drill for oil.
Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has partially vetoed a bill that would have weakened her country's efforts to protect the Amazon and other forests.
Al Jazeera correspondent Gabriel Elizondo paints a shocking portrait of life in the Brazilian Amazon, where at least 212 environmental activists have been murdered since 1996 ' an average of 12 a year.
Survival International has warned on the eve of World Health Day (April 7) that uncontacted tribes face massive population loss if their land is not protected.
This positive decision came after a report by Greenpeace, which indicated that funds from the international Finance Corporation (IFC), the private lending arm of the World Bank, were contributing to one of the biggest causes of climate change by enabling Bertin to further expand into the Amazon region. The bank withdrew a USD 90 million loan.