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Welcome to the Amazon Journal

From this page you are able to plug directly into live updates from the symposium. Updates will include highlights from each plenary, coverage of the field trips, new photographs and video (which you can get to on the left).

One Year to Save the Amazon (Geoffrey Lean, The Independent)
Brian Murphy writes on the Symposium (Associated Press)






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London, UK - The Independent - Moratorium on new soya crops wins reprieve for rainforest,
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26/07/2006 10:00
The Amazon rainforest has won a temporary reprieve from an invasion by soya farmers, after Brazil's major traders in the bean agreed to a two-year moratorium on crops from newly deforested land.
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Dr. John Hemming,
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25/07/2006 14:00
Dr. John HemmingTo me, the most turbulent and flamboyant period in the history of the Amazon was the nineteenth century. So, in the short time available this morning, I am going to give you a rapid look at three aspects of that period: the Cabanagem Rebellion of the 1830s; the arrival of scientists among the Amazon’s amazing flora and fauna; and the great rubber boom.
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Research Observation Tower,
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22/07/2006 19:00
The large scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in the Amazon [LBA] is an international research initiative lead by Brazil to study the functioning of Amazonia, and the impact of land use change. On day six of the Symposium delegates took a field trip to one of the nearly 60m towers to observe how the experiment is being conducted.
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Eating the Amazon: The fight to curb corporate destruction (The Independent, July 17th),
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18/07/2006 09:00
Soya Plantation (AP Photo/Andre Penner)Huge soya farms financed by Cargill, the largest privately owned company in the world, are the rainforest's new worst enemy writes Daniel Howden in The Independent.
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Day Five - Valuing the River of Life,
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18/07/2006 19:00
FlotillaBy Monday morning the Grand Amazon and its convoy had sailed 18 hours northwest up the Rio Negro to the Jau national park. Here, the Symposium held its third session: Valuing the River of Life: ethics, equity and economics.
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