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This huge Amazon dam was just stalled. Now it's time to stop it!

Blog entry by Danicley Aguiar | 22 April, 2016 1 comment

It’s a good week for the Amazon rainforest! Just yesterday, Brazil’s environmental agency – Ibama – announced it was suspending the license to build the massive São Luiz do Tapajós dam on the Tapajós River. The reason? The agency...

Brazil: the most dangerous country for environmental activists in 2015

Blog entry by Márcio Astrini | 27 June, 2016

Last year was the worst year on record for the murder of environmental activists, and m ore killings took place in Brazil than in any other country in the world . Activists across the globe are facing increasing violence...

The Soy Moratorium, 10 years on: How one commitment is stopping Amazon destruction

Blog entry by Paulo Adario | 27 July, 2016

A decade ago, the expansion of soybeans posed an enormous risk to the Amazon rainforest. Today, this commitment proves zero deforestation is possible. When civil society, private enterprise and governments come together to...

News worth celebrating! Megadam in the heart of Amazon cancelled

Blog entry by Danicley Aguiar | 5 August, 2016 2 comments

This Wednesday, I had barely had breakfast when I was surprised by some absolutely amazing news: the Brazilian environmental agency – IBAMA – announced it would cancel the process for licensing the São Luiz do Tapajós (SLT) megadam...

UN report highlights the challenges Indigenous People in Brazil face to protect their...

Blog entry by Danicley de Aguiar | 23 September, 2016

For Indigenous activists defending their traditional lands, Brazil is one of the most dangerous places in the world . Xavante indigenous people from Maraiãwatsede with traditional body paint for war. Due to conflicts over land...

Reminder: No Amazon destruction for hydropower

Blog entry by Lukas Meus | 11 November, 2016

Today, I am standing with Greenpeace activists in front of the Conference Center Laxenburg near Vienna in Austria. Tohis is the venue of the 19th International Seminar on Hydropower Plants. Several of the biggest companies involved in...

"Our forest is shedding tears" — a Munduruku woman fights for Indigenous rights

Blog entry by Vânia Alves | 14 December, 2016

On November 27, the Munduruku Indigenous People traveled from their home in the Amazon to Brazil’s capital to demand the official recognition of the Sawré Muybu Indigenous Land on the Tapajós River. The Brazilian government is planning...

Action Anxiety

Feature story | 17 March, 2006 at 11:58

Elvis had it right in 1968 when he sang the line, 'a little less conversation, a little more action.' Welcome to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), due to kick-off next week in Brazil.

2m hectares of Amazon saved!

Feature story | 11 November, 2004 at 1:00

The Brazilian government has stood up to the powerful forces of illegal loggers and greedy soya and beef barons in the Amazon by creating two massive protective reserves. This means increased sustainable use of the forest by local people and...

Victory for the Amazon, its people and a big leaf tree

Feature story | 14 November, 2002 at 1:00

Ten years of work to protect Amazon mahogany has paid off. This high-priced hard wood was driving the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, corruption and even murder. But a decision to regulate international trade of mahogany will give the...

Illegal logs seized in the Amazon

Feature story | 22 September, 2002 at 2:00

After only three days, the river blockade mounted by local communities in the Amazon has stopped two illegal logging barges carrying over 200 logs. The barges have been impounded and the owner fined almost 200,000 Brazilian Reals - nearly US$ 60,000.

New: Google Earth tour of rainforest victory for climate

Feature story | 3 October, 2009 at 2:00

In collaboration with the Danish government and others, Google is launching a series of Google Earth layers and tours to allow you to explore the potential impacts of climate change on our planet and possible solutions.

Obama and Lula need to bail out the Amazon

Feature story | 14 March, 2009 at 1:00

Today President Obama will be meeting President Lula of Brazil for the first time and saving the economy will be at the top of their agenda. But they need to add a new item: Saving the Earth. Twenty percent of annual greenhouse gas emissions come...

Cattle ranching biggest driver of Amazon deforestation

Feature story | 29 January, 2009 at 17:15

At the World Social Forum in Belém in the heart of the Amazon we’ve released evidence confirming cattle ranching to be the biggest driver of Amazon deforestation. Greenpeace Brazil has produced a series of maps which show in greater detail than...

Activists trapped by loggers

Feature story | 18 October, 2007 at 2:00

Eight Greenpeace activists trapped in a Brazilian environmental protection agency (Ibama) office, for nearly two days, have finally managed to escape. Our team was forced to seek refuge in the Ibama Amazon base, after loggers blocked them from...

Seven years to save the Amazon

Feature story | 4 October, 2007 at 2:00

Seven years? It's a tall order but we have a cunning plan. Together with eight other national campaigning organisations, our Brazilian team have launched an ambitious proposal with a goal of zero deforestation by 2015.

Amazon forest carved up in resettlement scam (UPDATED!)

Feature story | 21 August, 2007 at 2:00

It was almost too good to be true. When the Brazilian government announced last week that deforestation rates in the Amazon had dropped for the third year running, it was certainly a cause for celebration. But it now transpires that one of the...

Cargill's controversial soya port closed in the Amazon

Feature story | 27 March, 2007 at 2:00

In the heart of the Amazon rainforest a huge soya port owned by the giant US company Cargill has just been closed down by the Brazilian Environmental Agency (IBAMA). The orders to close the port came after a seven-year legal battle by the...

Greenpeace Activists in Brazil Block Cargill Soy Facility

Feature story | 22 May, 2006 at 2:00

After two years of investigation, we’ve uncovered a string of illegal soy production that is destroying the Amazon rainforest, and can be traced to a large American corporation: Cargill.

McAmazon

Feature story | 6 April, 2006 at 2:00

It is a globally known symbol: the golden arches can be seen in many countries around the world. But whatever the fast food giant wants you to believe the golden arches stand for, McDonald's today stands for rainforest destruction. And that is...

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