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Deni demarcation: Greenpeace and the Deni

Publication | 17 July, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace has been working with the Deni, a remote indigenous group in the Amazon, for the past four years aiming to protect their land and their which was under threat by loggers and other invasions.

Deni demarcation: 2001 - demarcation year

Publication | 16 July, 2003 at 2:00

After 16 years of waiting the Deni decided to demarcate their own lands with the support of Greenpeace, CIMI and OPAN. Within a month the government offically recognised the Deni's right to their land and agreed to complete the demarcation.

Deni demarcation: the right to the land

Publication | 16 July, 2003 at 2:00

This briefing explores the Brazilian law that gives all indigenous people the right to their traditional territories.

Deni demarcation: facts and figures

Publication | 16 July, 2003 at 2:00

This briefings contains facts and figures about the Deni, an indigenous group living in a remote area of the Brazilian Amazon who have finally had their lands demarcated after a 16 year wait.

Deni Demarcation: the demarcation process

Publication | 16 July, 2003 at 2:00

The law considers indigenous rights over their territories to be original rights,that is a right that existed before the adoption of the legislation itself. This media briefing outlines the process of indigenous demarcation in the Brazilian Amazon.

Imazon supports increased control over international trade of mahogany: the species’...

Publication | 15 October, 2002 at 2:00

Mahogany has long been subjected to predatory logging throughout tropical America - including Brazil – that is, harvest rates of natural populations exceed natural replacement rates through growth and regeneration. Appendix II listing would...

Against the Law: The G8 and the illegal timber trade

Publication | 3 January, 2000 at 1:00

Illegal and destructive logging is threatening the future of the world´s last remaining ancient forests. Since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, a host of international agreements have aimed to protect these ancient forests. Most recently, the G8...

Amazon Cattle Footprint, Mato Grosso: State of Destruction

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 10:08

These Greenpeace maps show that cattle ranching is the primary driver of deforestation in the Amazon state of Mato Grosso.

Brazilians demand President Dilma protect the Amazon

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 7 March, 2012 9 comments

The Forest Code is in danger, and with its future lies the fate of the Brazilian Amazon. Today, after another delay to the vote on the new law, thousands of Brazilians demonstrated in Brasilia , demanding Dilma veto the new law . ...

Salesforce the latest company to commit to clean energy

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 5 March, 2013 3 comments

The effort to build a world powered by clean energy needs champions in every arena of our economy: activists on the streets, politicians in government, engineers in labs, and corporate leaders in boardrooms. Today, we’re happy to...

Greenpeace wins World Press Photo award for effects of climate change and nuclear power

Press release | 10 February, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace International has won two prizes at the prestigious World Press Photo awards for images depicting the drought in the Amazon last year and the lingering effects of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Extreme drought in the Amazon rainforest linked to deforestation and climate change

Press release | 18 October, 2005 at 2:00

The devastating drought currently affecting the Amazon rainforest is part of a vicious cycle created by the combined affects of global warming and deforestation and could cause the collapse of the rainforest, according to scientists (1) from the...

The Deni celebrate victory in fight for land rights

Press release | 6 August, 2003 at 2:00

The Brazilian indigenous peoples, the Deni, today celebrated the completion of the demarcation of their land with traditional songs and dance after more than 18 years of campaigning. The ceremony, organized by the Deni's patarahu (chiefs), took...

A Future for Forests

Publication | 29 April, 2008 at 14:16

Amazon case study: Action that must be taken to halt deforestation and illegal logging, preserving both forests and climate.

Nike just did it

Feature story | 23 July, 2009 at 2:00

Just a few short weeks after the release of Slaughtering the Amazon Nike has announced new standards for keeping leather made from Amazon destruction out of its shoes.

Amazon destruction not a good look for anyone

Feature story | 16 June, 2009 at 2:00

Just two weeks after our exposé 'Slaughtering the Amazon' showed how the Brazilian cattle industry is decimating the Amazon rainforest, we are seeing a stampede as companies and the World Bank start to sever their links with the slaughterhouses...

Putting soya impacts on the map

Feature story | 20 January, 2009 at 1:00

Monitoring the effects of deforestation on the Amazon is a difficult undertaking. The Amazon is huge and it's extremely difficult to keep tabs on what's happening in the remote fringes of the rainforest. News of illegal logging and the spread of...

Landmark Amazon soya moratorium extended

Feature story | 17 June, 2008 at 2:00

We've received good news about the ongoing campaign to protect the Amazon rainforest: the landmark two-year-old "soya moratorium", brought about after we demonstrated that the rainforest was being cleared to make way for soya farming, has been...

Stop the Horror: Ban Illegal Timber

Feature story | 7 February, 2007 at 1:00

If you buy or sell pirate DVDs you would be breaking the law. You could face a fine or even get jail time. But when companies in Europe buy or sell illegal timber from the last of the world's ancient forests they won't even have the timber...

Globe warms: rainforests burn

Feature story | 12 September, 2006 at 2:00

In what is becoming an annual event, increasingly frequent and more intense fires are sweeping through the tropical rainforests of Indonesia and Brazil. The burning of the rainforests not only threaten biodiversity in the affected areas but, by...

Indigenous community clashes with loggers in the Amazon

Blog entry by Bernardo Camara | 18 January, 2013 1 comment

Trucks filled with timber from illegal logging operations in the Amazon have been stopped in their tracks by an indigenous village protesting the continued exploitation of their lands. With little or no support from the local or...

The Amazon pays the bill for forest destruction

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 21 December, 2012 4 comments

Lack of governance and amnesty allow large-scale Amazon deforestation to continue. Seven years ago, Leonardo Andrade Gomes was considered to be the single biggest forest destroyer in the Amazon. In addition to other infractions, he...

4 reasons we all should #StandForForests

Blog entry by Greg Norman | 21 March, 2014 3 comments

We cannot sustain life without healthy, thriving forests. That is why Greenpeace campaigns for their protection and on this International Day of Forests, we want to share with you a few reasons why you should help. 1. 300 million...

Illegal Logging Horror

Background | 7 February, 2007 at 16:06

Brazilian government gives in to loggers and leaves Greenpeace activists trapped in...

Press release | 17 October, 2007 at 2:00

A mob of 300 loggers trapped eight Greenpeace activists in an office of the Brazilian environmental protection agency (Ibama) in the Amazon. The loggers demanded Greenpeace hand over a dead Brazil nut tree, collected yesterday with government...

Seven years to end Amazon deforestation - Brazilian NGOs show how

Press release | 3 October, 2007 at 2:00

Nine non-governmental organisations, including Greenpeace, (1) today launched a proposal for a national agreement to end Amazon deforestation (2) at an event attended by the Brazilian Minister of Environment and State Governors. The proposal aims...

Police operative in the Amazon exposes corruption of environmental agencies

Press release | 3 June, 2005 at 2:00

The Brazilian Federal Police carried out today a full-size operation in Mato Grosso which resulted in the dismantling of a gang responsible for defrauding logging authorisations in the State for 14 years. The Brazilian Justice issued warrants of...

Second largest rate of Amazon deforestation in Brazilian history

Press release | 19 May, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace today reacted with condemnation and outrage to the new Amazon deforestation figures released by the Brazilian Government. The annual rate of Amazon deforestation for August 2003-August 2004 reached 26,130 square kilometres, the...

New international law for ancient forest protection

Press release | 16 May, 2005 at 2:00

Forest ministers from around the world will gather today to discuss the future of the forests at the start of the Fifth Conference of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) at the UN's headquarters in New York. Greenpeace is calling on...

Major win for the Amazon and local communities

Press release | 9 November, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace today enthusiastically welcomed the signing of two official decrees by Brazilian President, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, creating extractive reserves (RESEX) in the Brazilian Amazon.

Illegal mahogany rejected by the USA is aprehended on return to brazil

Press release | 4 July, 2003 at 2:00

Ibama apprehended a container with more than 45 thousand square meters of illegal mahogany veneer last Friday at the Port of Paranagua (State of Parana;, south of Brazil), enough to pave an area of 6,5 football fields with this valuable species.

Pig iron shipment blocked

Press release | 26 May, 2012 at 16:03

Sao Luis, Brazil, May 26th 2012 – The day after Brazil’s President Dilma failed to fully veto controversial changes to the countries ‘forest code’, the Greenpeace ship ‘Rainbow Warrior’ ship is taking direct action in the Amazon to stop a...

State of Conflict

Publication | 3 November, 2003 at 1:00

The report 'State of Conflict' focuses on the Brazilian Amazon state of Pará, where industrial activities are surging ahead leaving the law behind. It concentrates on the two most aggressive industrial frontiers in Pará State: the regions of...

Declaration for Life in the Forest - Porto de Moz and Prainha, Amazon

Publication | 31 October, 2003 at 1:00

We, the community organisations and entities from the Porto de Moz Region and Prainha, Para State, and civil society organisations and other entities concerned about increasing violence against forest people, and the continuous assault on Amazon...

Chains of destruction leading from the world's remaining ancient forests to the...

Publication | 1 April, 2002 at 2:00

Throughout its period of high economic growth, Japan has been the largest consumer of timber in the international market. The impact of Japanese demand on the world's ancient forests has been enormous. As the evidence in this report shows, even...

Forests for Climate : Developing a hybrid approach for REDD

Publication | 1 December, 2008 at 1:00

The Greenpeace Forests for Climate (Tropical Deforestation Emission Reduction Mechanism TDERM) proposal for a hybrid market-linked fund would provide the financing needed to help protect the world's remaining tropical forests by reducing...

Location of Mato Grosso in the Amazon region

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 17:14

The Amazon rainforest is home to the most diverse ecosystem on earth, as well as millions of indigenous peoples. It is under grave threat from being cleared and burned primarily for cattle pastures. Deforestation not only destroys biodiversity...

Dancing in the Streets

Feature story | 30 March, 2006 at 2:00

Thousands of young people from around the world gathered together in the "Samba for Life" parade in Curitiba, Brazil. They were appealing to ministers gathered at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to reduce biodiversity loss and to...

Global cattle giants unite to ban Amazon Destruction

Feature story | 5 October, 2009 at 2:00

Today we have good news from the Amazon. Four of the biggest players in the global cattle industry have joined forces to reduce their carbon hoofprint and back our call for zero deforestation. JBS-Friboi, Bertin, Minerva and Marfrig are going to...

Amazon Soya Moratorium Extended

Feature story | 28 July, 2009 at 2:00

More good news about the ongoing campaign to protect the Amazon rainforest: the landmark three-year-old soya moratorium has been extended for another year.

Global action for ancient forests

Feature story | 23 June, 2003 at 2:00

Throughout the world, ancient forests are under threat. Many of the plants and animals that live in these forests face extinction. And many of the people and cultures who depend on these forests for their way of life are at risk. We are taking...

Amazon community prevails over loggers

Feature story | 13 May, 2003 at 2:00

The Amazon rainforest is more than ancient trees and endangered species. It is home for millions of people and their way of life is often threatened by forest destruction. This was the case for the Deni Indians whose land was under threat by a...

Cattle industry giants unite in banning Amazon destruction

Press release | 5 October, 2009 at 2:00

In a major step forward for climate protection, today four of the largest players in the global cattle industry - JBS-Friboi, Bertin, Minerva and Marfrig – joined forces to ban the purchase of cattle from newly deforested areas of the Brazilian...

Greenpeace launches landmark proposal for reducing tropical deforestation at Bali...

Press release | 4 December, 2007 at 1:00

Greenpeace today launched a landmark proposal for reducing, and ultimately stopping, tropical deforestation while preserving forest biodiversity and respecting indigenous peoples’ rights. The initiative was launched at a side event of the Bali...

US aims to jeopardise legal action on illegal logging

Press release | 16 March, 2005 at 1:00

The United States was exposed yesterday as planning to jeopardise multi-lateral action to stop the trade in products from illegally logged timber , less than 48 hours prior to the first ever joint meeting of G8 Environment and Development...

Brazilian government acts to stop mahogany illegalities

Press release | 6 June, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace today welcomed Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's announcement of the first environmental measure of his government. The Brazilian leader has highlighted the urgent need for protection of two the world's most treasured...

Sodruzhestvo GE free company statement

Publication | 23 November, 2006 at 10:49

Sodruzhestvo, the biggest soya importer in Russia, which supplies 70% of all soya used in the Russian food and feed industry, has stated that it will turn its new factory currently under construction in Kaliningrad into a GE free zone.

Land Use and Slaughterhouses in Mato Grosso

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 17:11

This map shows the extent to which cattle pasture is the main use of deforested land in Mato Grosso.

Slaughterhouses and Roads in Mato Grosso

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 17:11

This map shows how the main roads which opened up in the1970s link with extensive networks of unofficial roads (not shown on official charts) has led to cattle ranching expanding into remote areas, hundreds of kilometres from slaughterhouses.

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