510 results found
 

Six months later: communities are still suffering from one of Brazil’s worst...

Blog entry by Alan Azevedo | 6 May, 2016

Six months have passed since one of the worst environmental tragedies in Brazil’s history: the Samarco dam collapse . On 5 November, 2015, Samarco’s mining waste dam gave way, releasing a torrent of contaminated mud that killed 19...

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...

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...

JBS Scorecard

Publication | 26 June, 2012 at 19:00

JBS Scorecard Summary Update

Greenpeace joins the Munduruku to protest damming of the Tapajós

Press release | 21 March, 2016 at 2:01

Munduruku Indigenous Land, Pará state, Brazil, 21 March 2016 – Greenpeace Brazil activists have joined forces with Munduruku Indigenous leaders to protest the Brazilian government's plans to build a mega dam complex in the Tapajós River, in the...

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.

Dam collapse in Brazil destroys towns and turns river into muddy wasteland

Blog entry by Bruno Weis | 17 November, 2015 9 comments

On Thursday, November 5th, two dams holding millions of cubic meters of mining waste gave way – launching one of the worst environmental disasters in Brazilian history. Over 25,000 Olympic swimming pools worth of mud –...

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...

FSC doing its part to protect the Amazon

Blog entry by Paulo Adario | 11 September, 2015

I had the pleasure and privilege to attend the last Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) general assembly in September 2014, where over 90% of the membership voted to protect Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs). This was an important step for...

Amazon destruction on the rise again

Blog entry by Daniela Montalto | 15 November, 2013 1 comment

Yesterday, the Brazilian government released annual figures for deforestation in the Amazon and the news is not good. A total of 5,843 square kilometres are estimated lost between August 2012 and July 2013, an increase in...

JBS recommits to Cattle Agreement in the Amazon

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 19 December, 2012 4 comments

This week, Brazilian cattle giant JBS is recommitting to its promises made in the Cattle Agreement of 2009 to help fight Amazon destruction. JBS has finally published an  audit of its supply systems  and a work plan to ensure it...

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.

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...

Greenpeace slams US commodities giant for Amazon crimes

Press release | 22 May, 2006 at 2:00

To mark the UN's International Day for Biological Diversity today, Greenpeace activists continued their global actions against the world's largest privately-owned company, US commodities giant, Cargill, for destroying the Amazon rainforest to...

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...

Greenpeace investigates DLH's Dutch timber operations

Press release | 6 November, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace carried out an onsite investigation today into illegal loggers trading with the Danish timber trader DLH (Dalhoff, Larsen en Horneman), the largest trader in tropical hardwood in the world. The activists blocked the entrance of the...

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.

Activists expose Amazon timber from illegal loggers headed for the European market

Press release | 6 November, 2014 at 15:00

Rotterdam, 6 November 2014 - A cargo ship carrying Amazon timber, purchased from a sawmill known for trading illegal wood, was today confronted by Greenpeace Netherlands activists as it approached Rotterdam. The timber onboard is destined for the...

Brazilian Soy Moratorium extended to 2016

Press release | 25 November, 2014 at 17:56

Brasília, 25 November 2014 - The landmark Brazilian Soy Moratorium, set to end in January has been renewed, for the eighth time. The moratorium prevents major traders from selling soy that may be linked to deforestation in the Amazon and will...

Amazon deforestation rates decrease from last year

Press release | 26 November, 2014 at 23:13

Brasília, 26 November 2014 - Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has decreased by 18 percent, according to official data released today by the Brazilian environmental ministry. This data covers deforestation figures from August 2013 to July...

Slaughtering the Amazon

Publication | 1 June, 2009 at 2:00

The cattle sector in the Brazilian Amazon is the largest driver of deforestation in the world, responsible for one in every eight hectares destroyed globally. Efforts to halt global deforestation emissions must tackle this sector.

Greenpeace staff member wins alternative Nobel Prize

Feature story | 13 October, 2009 at 2:00

We are thrilled to announce that one of our staff members, René Ngongo, has today been named a recipient of the 2009 Right Livelihood award.

Major brands implicated in Amazon destruction

Feature story | 1 June, 2009 at 2:00

Just as protecting the world’s forests is rapidly becoming a recognized necessity for fighting climate change, we have discovered that major fashion, food and sports brand names are unwittingly driving the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.

Celebrating 10 years of saving the Amazon Rainforest

Feature story | 7 May, 2009 at 2:00

Ten years ago, we set up an office in Manaus, a city inaccessible except by boat or plane, in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, and began exposing illegal logging. Just three years later our campaign heralded the end of the illegal mahogany...

Hackers help destroy the Amazon rainforest

Feature story | 12 December, 2008 at 1:00

High-tech smuggling operations may not be what you'd normally associate with the ongoing clearance of the Amazon rainforest, but logging companies intent on plundering it for timber have been using hackers to break into the Brazilian government's...

Samba in the Forest: two steps backward, one step forward.

Feature story | 14 February, 2006 at 1:00

An area twice the size of Belgium has been given greater protection in the Amazon after a Presidential decree. This is around the same area of the Amazon that was lost to deforestation over the past three years.

Life in the Amazon

Feature story | 3 November, 2003 at 1:00

When the communities near Porto de Moz just south of the Amazon river first moved to the remote forest region, they knew that it would be tough work. They endured a harsh climate and isolation, fought off insects and forest creatures, but hoped...

Bush targets Greenpeace

Feature story | 13 October, 2003 at 2:00

In a move unprecedented in its history, the US government has indicted an entire organization - Greenpeace USA, Inc. (the Greenpeace entity in the US) - for the peaceful protest activities of its supporters.

Living artwork defies Bush attack on Greenpeace

Feature story | 18 January, 2004 at 1:00

Over a thousand people gathered this weekend on South Beach, Miami to create a massive 'human art' image in creative protest against the unprecedented prosecution of Greenpeace by the Bush Administration. Supporters of the international...

Prestige leaking, but activists protesting another rustbucket are stopped

Feature story | 6 December, 2002 at 1:00

The first images of the sunken oil tanker off Spain are out. Black oil is oozing out of the Prestige contrary to the Spanish government's assurance that it would freeze up and solidify at the bottom of the ocean. If it continues the Prestige...

600 children tell CITES to save species

Feature story | 7 November, 2002 at 1:00

Spectacular animals like whales, elephants and jaguars may become little more than mythical creatures to children of the future. But this is an unhappy ending that children of today took action to prevent. More than six hundred of them marched...

Mahogany shipment blocked

Feature story | 17 April, 2002 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today temporarily blockaded and closed the warehouses of Red Madeiras Tropicais (Red Rainforest Timber) in the Paraná state of Brazil.

The hidden reality in Dilma's Forest Code 'veto'

Feature story | 1 June, 2012 at 12:20

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff tried to create the illusion last week that she was vetoing the very worst parts of Brazil's new Forest Code to protect the Amazon rainforest. The reality, however, is entirely different.

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...

Driving Destruction in the Amazon

Publication | 11 May, 2012 at 17:43

Wood charcoal is burning up more than what’s for dinner at backyard barbeques. In Brazil- the world’s largest consumer of wood charcoal, almost all of the wood charcoal is used to process pig iron (a key ingredient for steel). Turning iron ore...

CITES: Brazil and Lula must save mahogany

Feature story | 6 November, 2002 at 1:00

"Brazil and Lula: Save Mahogany". This is Greenpeace activists' message today for Brazil's new president Luiz Inacio da Silva, affectionately known by the public as "Lula". Without decisive support at the UN meeting now underway, the illegal...

Belgium authorities impound Rainbow Trading's illegal timber

Blog entry by Daniela Montalto | 14 November, 2014 3 comments

The Belgian authorities have impounded six containers of Brazilian Amazon timber from Rainbow Trading, the company responsible for Amazon destruction we told you about last week. The authorities have confirmed two of the containers...

This timber must be seized, not sold

Blog entry by Daniela Montalto | 6 November, 2014 9 comments

Today, in waters outside of a Rotterdam port, activists continued tracking illegally sourced timber arriving from the Brazilian Amazon. They confronted a French flagged ship coming from a sawmill dealing illegal timber destined for...

European authorities: time to act on illegal timber

Blog entry by Daniela Montalto | 28 October, 2014 3 comments

Sawmills in the Brazilian Amazon are laundering illegal timber and sending shipments overseas. It's against the law to place illegal timber on the European market, yet the authorities are doing very little about it. Two weeks...

Brazilian slaughterhouses take step in the right direction

Blog entry by Richard George | 17 December, 2013

The three biggest slaughterhouses in Brazil have taken one more step towards ending the cattle sector’s involvement in deforestation in the Amazon - and with deforestation on the rise , that can’t come soon enough. Four years ago,...

Soya traders extend moratorium on Amazon destruction

Press release | 28 July, 2009 at 22:09

Greenpeace congratulated Brazilian soya traders today for helping to both protect the Amazon and avert a climate catastrophe by agreeing to extend for another year the moratorium on buying soya linked to Amazon destruction.

Cargill - Eating up the Amazon

Publication | 19 May, 2006 at 16:45

Greenpeace research shows that the arrival of Cargill in Santarém, and of soya farmers close behind, is having severe environmental impacts in the Amazon in western Pará State in Brazil.

Amazon under threat

Publication | 15 December, 2004 at 1:00

The Amazon is currently caught between two destructive forces – deforestation and climate change.

51 - 100 of 510 results.

results per page
10 | 20 | 50