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Amazon

Topic | 4 September, 2008 at 18:53

The Amazon is the largest remaining tropical forest in the world, as big as Western Europe or the whole of the US, and plays a vital role keeping the world's climate stable.

Greenpeace activists block timber shipment from Amazonian illegal loggers

Press release | 17 March, 2008 at 1:00

A cargo ship loaded with timber sourced from companies with links to illegal logging operations in the Amazon was blocked in France today by Greenpeace activists.

Greenpeace welcomes protected areas in south Amazonas and calls on other states to follow

Press release | 17 December, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace today welcomed the announcement of the creation of a "mosaic" of protected areas covering more than three million hectares of forest, an area the size of Belgium, in the Brazilian Amazon.

"Bandit" loggers ordered to "hi-jack" Greenpeace in the Amazon

Press release | 24 November, 2003 at 1:00

Three hundred Brazilian loggers, bribed by local officials with promises of free alcohol, fuel and T-shirts, converged on the Greenpeace ship the MV Arctic Sunrise in a mid-river stand off in the Amazon. The loggers are angered by the...

Illegal logging and destruction continues in the Amazon

Press release | 22 November, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace today protested against industrial level forest exploitation in the remote Porto de Moz region of Brazil's Para State. Activists painted "Crime" on 6,000 cubic metres of logs and on a barge used to transport logs, and marked the area...

Thank you

Background | 18 March, 2012 at 9:54

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

Megadam in the heart of Amazon is cancelled

Press release | 5 August, 2016 at 4:48

Brasilia, Brazil, 4 August 2016 - Today the Brazilian environmental agency, IBAMA, announced the licensing process to build the São Luiz do Tapajós (SLT), a giant dam planned for one of the last major free flowing rivers in the Brazilian Amazon,...

Greenpeace and indigenous community fight Amazon destruction with technology

Press release | 10 September, 2015 at 6:00

Manaus, 10 September 2015 - Answering a call from the Ka’apor people, activists from Greenpeace Brazil are working with the Ka’apor indigenous community to monitor and protect their lands from the invasion of illegal loggers in Maranhão state,...

The Amazon Tree Saga: From the Forest to the Market

Publication | 19 January, 2006 at 1:00

How do you get a shipment of illegal logs out of the Amazon and to market in São Paolo? A team of Greenpeace activists risked their lives to go undercover to show -- for the first time -- exactly how it's done.

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.

The Amazon -a gangster's paradise

Press release | 28 November, 2003 at 1:00

While the Brazilian Government begins civilised discussions on the first day of the National Environment Conference in Brasilia, Greenpeace activists brought the stark contrast of the lawlessness in parts of the Amazon to their doorstep this...

Violence, Murder and Slavery; the true picture of Amazon destruction revealed

Press release | 3 November, 2003 at 1:00

For the first time, the secret face of Amazon destruction and the names of those behind it is revealed in a report published today by Greenpeace. It exposes an alarming picture of land invasions by powerful loggers and cattle ranchers. The report...

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...

Prosecutor raises serious concerns about BP and Total’s plans to drill near the...

Press release | 10 May, 2017 at 13:16

Amapá state, Brazil, 10 May 2017 - The Federal Prosecutor of the State of Amapá has recommended the suspension of environmental licensing to BP and Total for their planned deep water drilling near the unique and vulnerable Amazon Reef biome.

"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...

Grilling Away the Amazon

Publication | 19 November, 2015 at 19:00

In the first evaluation of whether Brazilian supermarkets are ensuring that they are avoiding deforestation in their beef sourcing, the sector is off to a disappointing start: seven supermarkets (representing approximately two-thirds of all...

Greenpeace protests Total plans to drill oil at the mouth of the Amazon

Press release | 27 March, 2017 at 12:43

Brussels, Belgium, 27 March 2017 - Activists from Greenpeace Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland and the United Kingdom today unveiled resistance art in the heart of the Belgian operation of Total, in the port of Antwerp. The...

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...

The future of the Amazon uncertain

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 19 October, 2012 41 comments

For ten years, the fate of Brazil’s forests have hung in the balance as the future of the Forest Code has been up for grabs. We’ve see the debate over the law come to a head over the last few years, as the agribusiness sector pressed...

The Amazon Reef: Brazil’s newly discovered and already threatened treasure

Blog entry by Thaís Herrero | 26 January, 2017 1 comment

We’ve launched a new campaign to defend the Amazon Reef, a unique and largely unknown biome that may be soon threatened by oil exploration In the far north of Brazil, where the Amazon River meets the sea, there is a...

Indigenous Peoples and Greenpeace demand an end to Amazonian dam project

Press release | 30 March, 2016 at 11:49

Graz, Austria, 30 March 2016 – Activists today peacefully protested against a planned mega dam project in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest at the annual general meeting (AGM) of the Austrian company Andritz, one of the global leaders in technology...

Greenpeace activists demand Siemens step away from destructive hydropower

Press release | 13 April, 2016 at 11:30

São Paulo/Munich, 13 April 2016 – Activists from Greenpeace Germany gathered at the global headquarters of technology giant Siemens AG in Munich, Germany today to shine a spotlight on the company’s potential involvement in a new hydropower dam in...

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.

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.

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.

Greenpeace Statement To JBS Customers

Background | 28 March, 2012 at 23:17

Greenpeace during a series of private meetings this month urged companies to stop buying beef or leather from JBS Brazil.

Illegal logs seized after attack on peaceful protest in the Amazon

Press release | 22 September, 2002 at 2:00

US FBI arrests peaceful protesters and freelance photographer

Press release | 13 April, 2002 at 2:00

Life in the Amazon

Background | 2 May, 2006 at 16:00

The Amazon is one of the richest areas of the world in animal and plant diversity. There can be more plant species in one hectare of Amazon rainforest than there are in all of Europe.

KFC exposed for trashing the Amazon rainforest for buckets of chicken

Press release | 17 May, 2006 at 2:00

Greenpeace volunteers unfurled a 300 square metre banner in a massive area of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest this morning with the words 'KFC - Amazon Criminal' - in advance of Kentucky Fried Chicken's (KFC) Annual General Meeting in...

'Picture of Innocence'

Press release | 17 January, 2004 at 1:00

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

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...

Cargill's controversial soya shipping facility in the Amazon is shut down

Press release | 24 March, 2007 at 1:00

A huge soya processing and shipping facility in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, which environmental organisation Greenpeace accuses of being built illegally, has today been closed down by the Brazilian Environmental Agency IBAMA pending an...

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...

Damning the Amazon

Publication | 13 April, 2016 at 10:00

Brazil’s Amazon region, which includes most of the world’s largest remaining area of rainforest, is under attack by uncontrolled economic exploitation. Mainly as a result of industrial agriculture, cattle ranching, mines and infrastructure...

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 –...

Indigenous lands are going up in smoke in the Amazon - because of illegal logging

Blog entry by Luana Lila | 24 October, 2015

In just two months, fire has consumed over 45 percent of the Amazon rainforest in the Arariboia Indigenous Land – an area of protected forest that is home to thousands of people. And despite their efforts, the fire continues to rage...

The Amazon’s Tapajos Basin is in danger

Blog entry by Maïa Booker | 30 September, 2015 2 comments

The Brazilian government is currently gearing up to build dozens of energy-producing megadams in the Amazon. São Luiz do Tapajos will be one of the largest – second only to Belo Monte. If it is built, it will devastate the rich...

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