The rapid expansion of agriculture and exploitation of natural forest resources across the tropics presents one of the greatest challenges for sustainable development in the 21st Century. Trajectories of landscape change often result in large scale forest clearance and the impairment of biodiversity and ecosystem services, while failing to deliver an equitable or sustainable distribution of economic benefits for local people.


Working in the eastern Brazilian Amazon the Sustainable Amazon Network brings together a unique consortium of scientists, conservation practitioners and local stakeholders to help address this challenge, and further our understanding of the environmental and socio-economic trade-offs in the world's largest remaining expanse of tropical forest.