One of the indigenous leaders from Brazil attends a talk about human rights violations they face and the forest fires that ravage the Amazon and other regions, at a hearing with MPs  in The Hague, The Netherlands. Photograph: Phil Nijhuis/EPA

Illegal loggers in the Amazon ambushed an indigenous group that was formed to protect the forest and shot dead a young warrior and wounded another, le(...)

Land cleared for crops at the border of indigenous land in the Brazilian Cerrado. Photograph: Larissa Rodrigues

A coalition of more than 600 scientists in the EU, and 300 Brazilian indigenous groups have accused the European Commission of contributing to widespr(...)

Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro,  promised to end demarcation of new indigenous lands, reduce the power of environmental agencies and free up mining and commercial farming on indigenous reserves. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Hours after taking office, Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, has launched an assault on environmental and Amazon protections with an executive o(...)