This subcommittee hearing will examine the causes of  recent fire hotspots in the Amazon, the impact of deforestation, and conservation efforts in the region to identify ways to strengthen U.S. support for conservation and preservation efforts in the Amazon.


Monica de Bolle, PhD
Latin American Studies Program, School of Advanced International Studies
Johns Hopkins University
Senior Fellow
Peterson Institute for International Economics


Daniel Nepstad, PhD
President and Executive Director
Earth Innovation Institute


Mr. Bill Millan
Chief Conservation Officer and Director of Policy
International Conservation Caucus Foundation