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Brazilian authorities seize illegally logged Amazonian timber

Feature story | 11 April, 2008 at 2:00

The Brazilian environmental agency seems to have finally woken up to the problem of illegally logged Amazonian timber leaving their shores.

'Soya King' wins Golden Chainsaw award

Feature story | 19 June, 2005 at 2:00

Blairo Maggi has won the Golden Chainsaw award for the Brazilian person who most contributed to Amazon destruction. Sadly, rather than accept the award from his celebrity presenters, the 'Soya King' slunk out through the back door of the school...

Brazilian police bust Amazon logging gang

Feature story | 6 June, 2005 at 13:28

The Brazilian Federal Police have dismantled a gang responsible for illegal logging in the State of Mato Grosso for 14 years. 89 arrest warrants were issued - including for corrupt Brazilian Environmental Agency (IBAMA) agents and loggers, who...

Who will win the Golden Chainsaw?

Feature story | 25 May, 2005 at 2:00

The vote is on - who is responsible for the most Amazon destruction? Last week the Brazilian government showed that deforestation was at record levels, so we have nominated Brazilian President Lula and 5 others for the notorious Golden Chainsaw...

Amazon destruction: six football fields a minute

Feature story | 24 May, 2005 at 13:29

Amazon destruction has accelerated to record levels, according to figures released by the Brazilian government. The annual rate has reached 26,130 square km, the second highest ever - an area equivalent to about six football fields a minute are...

Bush takes Greenpeace to court

Feature story | 12 May, 2004 at 2:00

Question: What do the following have in common?A tall blondeA 55 year old teenage runawayA top Miami lawyerA Brazilian legislatorThe US Attorney general, John AshcroftA former Clinton aideA death threat19th century brothelsOh... and a lot of trees

Amazon destruction for Soya halted - for now

Feature story | 2 April, 2008 at 2:00

Despite a recent increase in deforestation in the Amazon, there is a glimmer of hope that the destruction can be halted.

KFC frying the Amazon as violence erupts

Feature story | 18 May, 2006 at 2:00

We don’t think the Amazon should be cut down for chicken feed. And from Brazil to Europe, our activists have faced violence and arrest to protest this environmental crime.

The Amazon Soya Moratorium

Feature story | 15 December, 2015 at 13:00

The rise of soya in the Brazilian economy and how it threatened to become the next big Amazon destroyer.

Mad Max is here

Feature story | 14 May, 2015 at 13:00

We went on an expedition to see up close — and from above, with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) — the real situation of the main reservoirs of the south-eastern Brazil. What we saw shows that the worst of the water crisis is yet to come.

McVictory

Feature story | 25 July, 2006 at 2:00

In an historic deal that has impacts far beyond the golden arches and into the global agricultural market, McDonald's is now the leading company in the campaign to halt deforestation for the expansion of soya farming in the Amazon.

Nun assassinated defending Amazon

Feature story | 13 February, 2005 at 1:00

74 year old American missionary Sister Dorothy Stang was assassinated on Saturday in the Amazon state of Para, Brazil. Sister Dorothy was travelling to a sustainable development project in Anapu with some colleagues when she was shot three times...

"As long as there is one of us standing, there will be a fight to protect the forests"

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 19 April, 2013 6 comments

Today, Brazil celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day. However, on a day that is supposed to celebrate their ancestors, culture and stories, many of Indigenous Peoples are instead fighting for their lands and their rights. According to a...

Amazon diary

Feature story | 19 September, 2002 at 2:00

From a wooden, shallow-hulled river boat strung with colourful hammocks, activists describe days and nights travelling through the Amazon.

River blockade to save Amazon forest

Feature story | 19 September, 2002 at 2:00

With the name of Chico Mendes on their lips, people representing almost 600 Amazon forest dwellers joined by Greenpeace and other organisations blocked the bright green waters of Brazil’s Jaraucu river in the first such community protest in...

Tracking trees: How one Amazon Indigenous community is using tech to fight illegal...

Blog entry by Marina Lacorte | 10 September, 2015 1 comment

For the Ka’apor people of Brazil, protecting the Amazon rainforest isn’t just about climate change or wildlife. It is about survival. As one community leader explains, “It's in the forest that lies our life. Without the forest, we...

Uprooting illegal logging: From the Amazon to the EU

Blog entry by An Lambrechts | 20 November, 2015

Illegal logging in the Brazilian Amazon is vast in scale and scope – impacting both rainforest communities and crucial habitat. This past August – during my first visit to the Brazilian Amazon – my Brazilian colleagues visited the...

From the heart of the Amazon to the heart of corporate power: how Indigenous...

Blog entry by Daniel Brindis | 28 April, 2016 1 comment

Today, Munduruku Indigenous representatives and activists traveled thousands of kilometres from the heart of the Brazilian Amazon to the annual shareholder’s meeting of General Electric (GE) in the United States. Their goal: to...

How loggers are destroying the Amazon — and getting away with it

Blog entry by Dawn Bickett | 9 June, 2015

The Amazon rainforest is the largest on earth. Its biodiversity is unparalleled, it is crucial to the stability of the global climate, and it is home to many indigenous peoples. But for its immense size and importance, the Amazon is...

1.4 million Brazilians just stood up for Zero Deforestation

Blog entry by Maïa Booker | 20 October, 2015 3 comments

It was an historic moment. After three years of campaigning, a coalition of activists, celebrities and civil society representatives crowded into the Brazilian Congress last week. They were there to submit a bill calling for an end to...

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