For 20 days until now, 200 people from local villages, try to prevent the barges full of wood escape from the protected area (Resex Renascer). The wood comes from illegal logging, within the protected area, in the municipality of Prainha, Pará, Brazil.
Read the full story on the Socio-Environment Institute website (in Portuguese).
Tradicional seeds of the quilombolas villages of the Ribeira valley. André Lopes village, Eldorado, São Paulo state, Brazil. 2008. Author: Luca Fanelli
During the XXX International Congress of American Studies, Perugia, Italy, May 6-12, 2008, in the panel Amazonia. State of the Art of the Field Researches was debated the relationship between research, mainly in humanities and social sciences, and specifically anthropological, and development projects, mainly non-governmental.
Briefly, was affirmed the epistemological interdependence between research and action and the necessity of the tie between these two practices; at the same time, was noticed the segregation between research actors (mainly university) and development actors (mainly NGOs).
Read a resume of the debate (in Italian).