Authorities are trying to persuade farmers to switch to harvesting cacao from coca, which is used to make cocaine. Peru is a major cacao exporter, but also the world's second largest producer of cocaine.
Conflicts over the use of land and resources in the Amazon have taken the lives of more than 300 people says new HRW report.
So far this year nearly 94,000 fires have been observed across Brazil with the majority recorded in the Amazon.
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Fires continue to consume the normally lush Amazon, killing animals and leading to respiratory illnesses according to the leader of an indigenous group in Rondonia state.
The forest is home to 1,500 species of birds, 500 species of mammals and 550 of reptiles.
These past few weeks, the world’s eyes have been set on the fires ravaging the Amazon forest in Brazil and Bolivia.
We spoke to an expert to find out whether we should be more concerned about the ecological impact in Africa than South America.
On the burned ground, dead animals are found and the others are running after a wildfire raged in the area
Peru and Colombia want Amazonian countries to meet on September 6 and find a solution to the fires ravaging the forest.
Bolsonaro said Macron must apologise "before we talk or accept anything from France " but a spokesman later said Brazil would accept foreign aid.
Satellite images show all the area consumed by wildfires at tri-border area between Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay.
How do you stop the Amazon wildfires?
Thousands took to the streets in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday to demand that more be done to battle the wildfires in Brazil that have swept through parts of the Amazon region.
Tree trunk ashes are all that remain in this barren portion of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil's state of Rondonia.
Macron says that G7 leaders are close to a deal on tackling the Amazon fires
As wildfires continue to rage through the Amazon Pope Francis has called on people to pray for the "lungs of our planet"
Six states in the Amazon region of Brazil have asked the military for help to combat fires in the rainforest
Bolsonaro mobilizes Brazilian army to combat Amazon fires
The Amazon absorbs more CO2 than it rejects and stores 90 to 140 billion metric tonnes of CO2, according to the WWF, which warned that "the release of even a portion of which would accelerate global warming significantly."
We went down to the Extinction Rebellion protest in central London to speak to protestors outside the Brazilian embassy.
Activists gathered at the "Alternative G7" on the French-Spanish border want international deals such as the Paris Agreement to be legally-binding, in order to prevent nations from flouting their environmental commitments.
French President Emmanuel Macron has called on members of the Group of Seven (G7) to discuss the raging wildfires ravaging the Amazon rainforest in Brazil.