Amazon Rainforest
Follow the latest Amazon Rainforest news, videos, and analysis from ABC News.
July 22, 2022, 4:24 PM

Brazil prosecutors charge suspects in murder of Amazon pair

Three individuals have been charged in the June murders, a statement read.
July 22, 2022, 4:24 PM
1 month ago

Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon hits tragic record in 2022

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon broke all records for a six month period during the first half of 2022, a sign of increasing destruction during the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro
1 month ago
Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon hits tragic record in 2022
2 months ago

Brazil Indigenous expert was 'bigger target' in recent years

Before disappearing in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, Bruno Pereira was laying the groundwork for a mammoth undertaking: a 350-kilometer (217-mile) trail marking the southwestern border of the Javari Valley Indigenous territory, an area the size of Portugal
2 months ago
Brazil Indigenous expert was 'bigger target' in recent years
2 months ago

Pair's disappearance in Brazil's Amazon tied to 'fish mafia'

A main line of police investigation into the disappearance of a British journalist and an Indigenous official in the Amazon points to an international network that pays poor fishermen to fish illegally in Brazil’s second-largest Indigenous territory
2 months ago
Pair's disappearance in Brazil's Amazon tied to 'fish mafia'
2 months ago

Search narrows, pressure mounts in Amazon disappearance

Authorities are narrowing their search area in the disappearance of a British journalist and Brazilian indigenous official
2 months ago
Brazil sends helicopters to search for 2 missing in Amazon
4 months ago

Extraordinary journey into the Amazon to discover new species

Expedition leader Mark Synnott, professional climbers Alex Honnold and Fuco Pisani made new discoveries near their jungle camp while they climbed to the “Islands in the Sky.”
4 months ago
Extraordinary journey into the Amazon to discover new species
5 months ago

Brazil detects record Amazon deforestation in Jan. and Feb.

Satellite alerts of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon in February were the highest  for that month in seven years of recordkeeping
5 months ago
Brazil detects record Amazon deforestation in Jan. and Feb.
6 months ago

Brazil's Bolsonaro issues decrees to boost mining of Amazon

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has issued two decrees to boost gold prospecting with a focus on the Amazon rainforest
6 months ago
Brazil's Bolsonaro issues decrees to boost mining of Amazon
10 months ago

How burning of Amazon rainforest affects animals

As mass burnings and deforestation continue in the Amazon rainforest, many of the thousands of species living there are facing an existential crisis.
10 months ago
How burning of Amazon rainforest affects animals
10 months ago

Indigenous leader to France's Macron: Save the Amazon

A Brazilian Indigenous leader is appealing to France’s president.
10 months ago
1 year ago

In Brazil's Amazon, rivers rise to record levels

Rivers around the biggest city in Brazil's Amazon rainforest are swelling to levels unseen in over a century of record-keeping
1 year ago
2 years ago

Amazon rainforest lost area the size of Israel in 2020

The Amazon rainforest lost an estimated 5 million acres in 2020.
2 years ago
Amazon rainforest lost area the size of Israel in 2020
2 years ago

Amazon continues to burn in 2020 despite promises to save it

A year ago this month, the forest around the town of Novo Progresso erupted into flames
2 years ago
Amazon continues to burn in 2020 despite promises to save it
2 years ago

Fires in Brazil's Amazon up 28% in July, worrying experts

August traditionally marks the beginning of the fire season in the region.
2 years ago
2 years ago

Catching illegal loggers deep in the Amazon with ‘Guardians of the Amazon’: Part 1

The indigenous people of the Brazilian Guajajara tribe are taking it upon themselves, risking life and limb, to track and apprehend illegal loggers in their ancestral land.
2 years ago
Catching illegal loggers deep in the Amazon with ‘Guardians of the Amazon’: Part 1
2 years ago

Indigenous ‘Guardians’ targeted after trying to protect their land: Part 2

Guardians of the Forest, Amazon, illegal loggers, Brazilian Guajajara tribe, Laercio Guajajara, leader, indigenous people, protect land, ambushed, ancestral land, international, abc, abcnews
2 years ago
Indigenous ‘Guardians’ targeted after trying to protect their land: Part 2
2 years ago

Deep in the Amazon rainforest, armed tribesmen battle illegal loggers for their future — and ours

Last summer, ABC News was granted rare access to the “Guardians of the Forest” and their operations.
2 years ago
Deep in the Amazon, armed tribesmen fight illegal loggers for their future — and ours
3 years ago

Preview of ABC News documentary ‘Guardians of the Amazon’

A new report warns that the Amazon rainforest may be nearing a dangerous tipping point.
3 years ago
Preview of ABC News documentary ‘Guardians of the Amazon’
3 years ago

Brazil’s president criticizes DiCaprio over Amazon fires

Without offering proof, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday said actor Leonardo DiCaprio had funded nonprofit groups that he claimed are partly responsible for fires in the Amazon this year
3 years ago
Brazil’s president blames Leo DiCaprio over Amazon fires
3 years ago

Pope Francis holds Vatican gathering to study problems in the Amazon

Pope Francis and over 200 bishops, indigenous leaders and climate change experts convened in the Vatican on Monday to study the problems in the Amazon rainforest region.
3 years ago
Pope Francis, climate change experts, religious leaders meet about the Amazon
3 years ago

In Brazil, Amazon fires threaten millenary rock paintings

Fires burning in Brazil's Monte Alegre park threaten ancient rock paintings.
3 years ago
3 years ago

Amazon fires fall sharply in September, spread elsewhere

The number of fires has declined sharply in the Amazon rainforest after an alarming rise in July and August, but state environmental workers say the fight continues as officials continue to promote economic development in protected natural areas
3 years ago
Amazon fires fall sharply in September
3 years ago

Brazil's president again stresses sovereignty over Amazon

He gave no names, but has repeatedly accused France's Macron of trying to meddle
3 years ago
3 years ago

H&M Group becomes latest retailer to ban Brazilian leather

World's second-biggest clothing retailer, H&M Group, becomes second corporation to announce a ban on Brazilian leather citing environmental concerns.
3 years ago
One of the world's largest retailers bans Brazilian leather after Amazon fires
3 years ago

Brazil's Bolsonaro wants to discuss Amazon fires at UN

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he is up for discussing the fires in the Amazon at the next U.N. general assembly
3 years ago
Brazil's Bolsonaro wants to discuss Amazon fires at UN
3 years ago

Indigenous leader in Brazil's Amazon tries to thwart loggers

He'll do what he can to keep loggers and prospectors off his people's land.
3 years ago
3 years ago

Bolsonaro limits ban on fires in Brazil to Amazon only

President Bolsonaro changed a decree that banned fires in Brazil for 60 days.
3 years ago
3 years ago

Amazon fires: French activists urge more Brazil action

Pretending to be trees in the Amazon, activists marched through Paris.
3 years ago
3 years ago

Amazon fires create respiratory issues for people of Brazil

As fires in the Amazon continue to blaze through Brazil, the smoke is affecting the respiratory health of the people living there.
3 years ago
Amazon fires create respiratory issues for people of Brazil
3 years ago

How did the Brazilian wildfires become so devastating?

The number of wildfires in the country has risen more than 84% from last year, according to Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research.
3 years ago
How did the Brazilian wildfires become so devastating?
3 years ago

Experts explain how the Brazilian wildfires became so devastating and what can be done to save the rain forest

The eyes of nations around the globe are currently focused on the Amazon rain forest in Brazil, where wildfires are wreaking havoc.
3 years ago
Experts explain how the Amazon wildfires became so devastating
3 years ago

Amazon fires spark concerns over air quality

Concern is growing over how smoke from the Amazon rainforest fires could affect people's lungs as more residents report respiratory problems.
3 years ago
Amazon fires spark concerns over air quality
3 years ago

Bolsonaro promises 'solution' to 'give the world satisfaction' as Amazon fires rage

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said his government would find a "solution" one day after rejecting $22 million in aid pledged by G-7 leaders led by French President Emmanuel Macron.
3 years ago
Bolsonaro promises 'solution' to 'give the world satisfaction' as Amazon fires rage
3 years ago

Growing environmental crisis in the Amazon as fires are still ablaze

Co-founder of WeForest, Bill Liao, discusses the importance of reforesting in the midst of climate change and deteriorating global health, saying "it is such a tragedy what is happening right now."
3 years ago
Growing environmental crisis in the Amazon as fires are still ablaze
3 years ago

Brazil to reject G-7's aid pledged to fight Amazon fires, digging at Macron over Notre Dame

The government of Brazil have said they will reject an offer of aid from G-7 countries worth $22 million. Fires continue to rage across the Amazon.
3 years ago
Brazil to reject G-7's $22 million aid pledged to fight Amazon fires
3 years ago

Amazon rainforest on fire: ‘Lungs of the world’ in flames

Fire has engulfed an area two-thirds the size of the continental U.S., and containing the flames is proving to be a herculean task, putting a major source of the world's oxygen under extreme stress.
3 years ago
Amazon rainforest on fire: ‘Lungs of the world’ in flames
3 years ago

AP Explains: Role of the Amazon in global climate change

Here's a look at the role the Amazon plays in regulating the world's climate.
3 years ago
The Amazon*s role in global climate change
3 years ago

Battling Brazil's fires with mats and water tanks: Reporter's Notebook

Matt Gutman of ABC News sees how the federal firefighters in Brazil are tackling the Amazon fires.
3 years ago
Battling Brazil's fires with mats and water tanks: Reporter's Notebook
3 years ago

Brazil rejects G-7 money to fight Amazon wildfires

After facing criticism, Brazil has begun to deploy 44,000 troops and C-130 water tankers to fight the fires.
3 years ago
Brazil rejects G-7 money to fight Amazon wildfires
3 years ago

More than a thousand new fires spring up in the Amazon

A top Brazilian official says the government will reject the $20 million of international aid given by world leaders at the G-7 Summit. ABC News’ Matt Gutman reports.
3 years ago
More than a thousand new fires spring up in the Amazon
3 years ago

Fires in Brazil, Bolivia consuming US-sized swaths of forest

Brazil has deployed 44,000 troops and C-130s laden with thousands of gallons of water; President Trump has offered help and the G7 pledged $20 million.
3 years ago
Fires in Brazil, Bolivia consuming US-sized swaths of forest
3 years ago

Amazon rainforest continues to burn at record rates

The massive wildfires are burning across the Amazon and scientists say the number of fires is up 84% this year compared to the year before.
3 years ago
Amazon rainforest continues to burn at record rates
3 years ago

Inside the fires as the Amazon continues to burn

ABC News’ Matt Gutman reports on the ground in Brazil where a record 80,000 fires this year are devouring vast swaths of forest.
3 years ago
Inside the fires as Amazon burns
3 years ago

Fires in Amazon rainforest up more than 80% this year, scientists warn

The Amazon rainforest in Brazil is experiencing a record amount of fires this year, according to the country's space agency.
3 years ago
Amazon rainforest is burning at record rate this year, scientists warn
3 years ago

Expansive fires in the Amazon rainforest are 'truly heart-wrenching,' NatGeo explorer says

NatGeo explorer Andres Ruzo describes the fires in the Amazon rainforest after his most recent trip to Brazil.
3 years ago
Amazon rainforest experts describe impact of expansive fires
3 years ago

President Trump discusses Amazon fires with controversial Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro

The Amazon rainforest is being devastated by mining and logging.
3 years ago
Trump talks Amazon fires with Brazilian president; army sent to fight blazes
3 years ago

Amazon rainforest keeps burning

Tens of thousands of Brazilian troops have been deployed to fight the fires as outrage grows over the government’s response. ABC News’ Janai Norman reports.
3 years ago
Amazon rainforest keeps burning