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: 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

Fast facts: the Amazon biome
17 Aug 2021

A quick rundown on one of our planet’s most critical ecosystems

Indigenous communities receive less than 1% of climate mitigation aid, report finds
24 Jun 2021

Of USD 30 billion, negligible amounts reach caretakers of nearly half the world’s non-Antarctic land

Amazonian deforestation could cost Brazilian agribusiness hundreds of billions by 2050
16 Jun 2021

New study links tree loss to rainfall patterns, and effects on soy and cattle

What the documentation of 1.8 billion trees in West Africa means for climate change adaptation
20 May 2021

In dryland and desert regions, AI has helped spot abundant tree growth that can support local lives and carbon stocks

The first mangrove forest with full carbon calculation enters the carbon market
17 May 2021

“Blue” carbon credits come bluest in Colombia’s Cispatá mangroves

A boom in satellite technology is revolutionizing the way we see the Earth
19 Apr 2021

And the data is opening new doors for landscape management and restoration

Tristan da Cunha becomes leader in ocean conservation
7 Apr 2021

A largely unknown archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic to host the fourth-largest marine protected area