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UN awards “Forest Hero” Prize to Greenpeace Campaign Director Paulo Adario

Press release | 9 February, 2012 at 2:30

New York, February 8, 2012 – The United Nations will honour Greenpeace Brazil’s Amazon Campaign Director Paulo Adario as a “Forest Hero” at a ceremony in New York on February 9th, in celebration of his work in defense of the Amazon Rainforest.

Brazilian steel producers commit to Amazon protection, monitoring system

Press release | 2 August, 2012 at 19:33

São Luis, Brazil, August 2, 2012 – Pig iron producers in Maranhão state, Brazil, signed a landmark agreement today to eliminate Amazon deforestation from their supply chain and implement a monitoring system of charcoal used in their production...

Sustainable forestry

Background | 28 April, 2003 at 14:06

With the world's ancient forests disappearing, species, cultures and entire ecosystems are forever lost. Consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about the origin of the timber products they buy. Not only do individual and corporate...

Logging in the Amazon

Background | 21 November, 2005 at 15:27

Illegal and predatory logging plays a central role in the destruction of the Amazon. It is now generally accepted that illegal logging is the norm, rather than the exception in the Brazilian Amazon. Between 60 and 80 percent of all logging in the...

Amazon protection

Press release | 14 February, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace has welcomed the news that a large area of the Amazon rainforest will be protected from forest destruction. The Brazilian Government has announced that 6.4 million hectares of the ancient forest, an area twice the size of Belgium, will...

Soya Moratorium

Background | 19 May, 2009 at 16:17

The soya industry has temporarily stopped buying produce from newly-deforested areas in the Amazon, but permanent protection is not guaranteed.

Brazilian Congress passes destructive new Forest Code

Press release | 26 April, 2012 at 13:53

Brasília, Brazil, April 26, 2012 - The Brazilian Congress approved significant changes to the Forest Code, which threatens to undo years of progress in the Amazon. Greenpeace is calling on Brazil's President Dilma to veto the changes, or risk the...

Flotilla Assembly to demand an end to Amazon destruction

Press release | 4 April, 2012 at 17:31

Porto do Moz, Brazil, 4 April 2012 - Greenpeace today joined 300 traditional Amazon rainforest communities in a floating general assembly on the Jaraucu River to demand an end to forest destruction in the Verde Para Sempre Extractive Reserve (1).

Adidas suspends JBS contracts over Amazon destruction

Press release | 6 June, 2012 at 15:53

Sao Paulo, Brazil – Greenpeace International released today a comprehensive crime file on JBS, the world’s biggest meat company, with new evidence again linking its business practices to deforestation in the Amazon.

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