Augusta Dwyer


Augusta Dwyer is a freelance writer based in Toronto and the author of four books including "Into the Amazon: The Struggle for the Rainforest" and "Broke but Unbroken: Grassroots Social Movements and Their Radical Solutions to Poverty." She has written for a wide variety of Canadian media and was awarded a Science in Society Award by the Canadian Science Writers Association in 1998.

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Routes to roots: Agroforestry
11 Jan 2023

For addressing climate change and food systems at once, one solution is coming more into view

The Amazon unearthed
5 Jan 2023

Tropical forest archaeologists are digging up new learnings from ancient civilizations

To keep animal protein in the global diet, sustainable investment has a role to play
7 Dec 2022

Seven fundamental practices to guide investment in livestock and aquaculture

Account for Scope 3 emissions to trace climate impact in food value chains
2 Dec 2022

Boost financial incentives for smallholders, say experts

Routes to roots: Forest finance
2 Nov 2022

Forests bring ample return on investment, but the windfall of funding needed to jumpstart their restoration proves elusi...

Routes to roots: Mosaic landscapes
27 Oct 2022

Forest restoration at scale can happen best when broken into smaller pieces and mixed with other land-uses

Routes to roots: Tree-planting
25 Oct 2022

Tree-planting has become one of the most popular pathways to landscape restoration. But does it always work?

Routes to roots: Natural regeneration
20 Oct 2022

A powerful way to restore degraded forests is to let them heal themselves – but it takes time

Routes to roots: A series on forest restoration
18 Oct 2022

A critical exploration of the different ways to reforest the Earth

How to keep environmental conservation from doing more harm than good
12 Sep 2022

In Africa, “colonial conservation” has become a human rights issue

“We cannot just say this can’t happen anymore.”
30 Jun 2022

A lawyer speaks on the murders of Bruno Pereira and Dom Phillips

Looking to venture into sustainable finance? This digital ‘toolkit’ will help guide
11 Jan 2022

New website makes financial instruments easily navigable

In the future, expanding the Amazon’s land management systems of the past
5 Oct 2021

Learnings from how Indigenous communities have sustainably managed the biome for centuries

A word on the rights of the Amazon’s Quilombola peoples
20 Sep 2021

Activist and leader Selma Dealdina shares injustices against Brazil’s Afro-descendants

With USD 2.3 trillion to spend, this is how public development banks can help biodiversity
19 Aug 2021

It’s not just money that banks can put toward conservation, but policy support too, new report finds