Monday, April 27, 2020
Pop and ethical

There’s something wild about Anitta

It is safe to say that Anitta is Brazil's biggest pop star these days. The young singer from the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro rose...
Elephant haven

Mara, the elephant, is headed to Brazil

Another lucky elephant is about to make a journey to a place in Brazil where they can live out their final years shielded from...
Wildlife party

Villagers in the north of Brazil celebrate wildlife during Carnival

For 45 years now, children in a small village called Juaba, in the Amazonian state of Pará, have been taking part of a carnival...
Carnival

Carnival in Brazil flirts with veganism, too

This weekend, Brazilians all over the country will take to the streets to kickstart the world's biggest party and broadcast the awe-inspiring parades in...
Wildlife photography

Norwegian photographer turns his lens on Brazilian wildlife

It's been a life-long dream come true for Norwegian photographer Bjorn-Einar Nilsen, who'd always dreamt of Brazil and its nature, but could never imagine...
Dispatches from the slaughterhouse

“When you kill them, you can’t eat them”

For two years, Gisiele worked on the death line of a poultry farm in the northwest of Paraná state, in the south of Brazil....
Zoo cruelty

New bill tackles zoo cruelty in São Paulo

São Paulo City Council has passed a new bill that bans the creation of new zoos and aquariums in Brazil's largest city. The author of...
Sustainability

Indigenous cooperative makes vegan footwear

An informal cooperative of indigenous men and women has found a way to explore the Amazon forest sustainably to produce organic, vegan footwear made...
Animals in court

Judge accepts cats as plaintiffs in court case

Perhaps for the first time in Brazilian history, a judge has allowed non-human animals to  start a lawsuit against a private party. The plaintiffs...
Vegan athletes

Vegan athletes boost skyrunning Brazilian team

Three vegan athletes are part of the Brazilian Skyrunning team that will compete at the World Skyrunning Series on the Spanish Pyrenees between 8...
Research

Research: El Niño is contributing to beetle collapse in the Amazon

Intense droughts and fires during the last El Niño cycle, combined with human activity (mainly cattle ranching), has led to a massive drop in...
Indigenous people

New bill represents lethal threat to indigenous people in Brazil

Brazil's far-right government has many favorite targets such as LGBT's, afro-Brazilian and women's rights and feminists. But it is clearly hellbent on making life...