The Quest to Cure One Man's Depression with Ayahuasca
After exhausting all other options, James Freeman spent ten months attempting to fix himself with the native plants of the Amazon.
Chevron Wins, But Ecuador's Amazon Remains an Unmitigated Environmental Disaster
Once again, corporate and government interests win; the environment loses.
How Unethical Is Buying Cocaine?
Your baggie of white powder was brought to you by beheadings, torture, and deforestation in the Amazon. How bad should you feel about that?
Ayahuasca Tourism Is Ripping Off Indigenous Amazonians
Some groups are pissed about the influx of Westerners visiting the Amazon to dress up like the indigenous people and bastardize their rituals.
A New Paradise: The Gender Fluid Tribes of the Colombian Amazon
Sensual, transgressive, and playful portraits of the Ticuna tribe in Colombia.
Earth Has 52 Percent Fewer Wild Animals Today Than in 1970: Report
Surprise, surprise: Habitat degradation and exploitation are the biggest animal killers.
Ayahuasca Will Make You Cry, Vomit, and Feel Amazing
Ayahuasca, yagé, the truth vine, the <em>madre</em>, or whatever you call it is not only the strongest drug I've ever tried but easily the most powerful experience I've ever had.
Tourists on 'Human Safaris' Are Harassing Uncontacted Peruvian Tribes
There's evidence that the trinkets people are leaving behind are making the indigenous people sick.
To Fight Climate Change We Need to Protect the People Who Live in the Rainforest
Give the woods to the people who live there and they take care of them.
Brazil Contacted an Isolated Tribe for the First Time in Two Decades
Illegal logging in Peru likely pushed the tribe into the country.
Ecuador's Last Uncontacted Tribes Face the Familiar Promise of Jungle Oil
For 20 years, Ecuador's Amazonian tribes have been taken advantage of by big oil—and it's about to happen again.
Ecuador's Plan to Drill in the Amazon Is Moving Ahead, Despite Opposition
A referendum vote was considered the best shot at halting a plan to drill for oil in the Amazon.