Brazil is well-known for containing the majority of the Amazon River Basin, which ranks as the world's largest tropical rainforest. Eco-tourists flock to the region for its incomparable biodiversity and exotic beauty. Pictured is an aerial view of the Mato Grosso/Para state border in Brazil's Amazon Basin.
The UN Atlas of Endangered Languages lists 18 languages with only one remaining speaker. With about one language disappearing every two weeks, some of these have probably already died off.
The military will use radar, satellite, and infrared technology to locate communities that may face threats from loggers and farmers.
It is bringing the technologies of tropical farming to other parts of Latin America, and to Africa and Asia.
Brazil’s hard-line environment minister quit last week in a move lauded by agribusiness interests.