2012 - present
The Amazon contains the largest number of living species in the world and plays a fundamental role in regulating the regional climate, acting as a carbon sink. However, the region faces serious environmental problems, such as deforestation, burning and unsustainable exploitation of its natural resources. InfoAmazonia aggregates data and news about the Amazon, the largest continuous tropical forest on the planet. The project is supported by a network of organizations and journalists who provide constant updates from the nine countries in the region. The databases shared by InfoAmazonia is available for download and is frequently renewed. The crossing of news with data aims to improve the perception of the challenges for the conservation of the jungle. InfoAmazonia allows the public to participate by sharing their data and news. It invites people to share links with news and reports that could appear on the platform. The project has the following partners: Amazônia Real, Ciência Hoje, Global Voices, SPDA - Actualidad Ambiental, Mongabay, A Pública, O Eco; and with the support of: Earth Journalism Network (earthjournalism.net), International Center for Journalism (www.icfj.org), The Amazon Conservation Team (http://www.amazonteam.org/), DeJusticia (https://www.dejusticia.org/).