As today is World Environment Day, The Brazilian Report is republishing a study by the Amazonian Georeferenced Socio-Environmental Information Network (RAISG), mapping the pressures and threats faced by the Amazon region. This is the first part of the series, focusing on transport infrastructure. The subsequent parts, covering extractive industries and deforestation, can be found here and here.
The opening of new roads, railways and waterways in the Amazon has always been and always will be the main vector of transformation of the territory.
By 2018, more than 136,000 kilometers of roads had been built in the Pan-Amazon region, of which 26,000 km are located within protected natural areas and indigenous territories. Of this total, 16,900 k, cross indigenous territories and 9,100 km cross protected natural areas.