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Save The Amazon: New Rainbow Warrior expedition starts today

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 22 March, 2012 17 comments

The world is edging closer to an ecological calamity in the Amazon. Threats to the rainforest include logging, cattle ranching, soya plantations and of course climate change. That's why the Rainbow Warrior is there now, and why...

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 . ...

Forest Hero: UN awards Amazon Campaign Director

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 9 February, 2012 46 comments

Paulo Adario, who heads up our Amazon campaign , may not be your archetypal hero (we’ve never seen him don tights), but we’re proud to announce that he has just been awarded the honour of “Forest Hero” by the UN.  He’s not one to tout...

Brazilian forest code: the battle continues

Blog entry by Tatiana Carvalho | 3 February, 2012 17 comments

At the end of 2011 , before government officials closed up shop for the holidays, President Dilma demanded final approval on the new Forest Code in Brazil. This new proposal condemns the Brazilian forests and is a deal between...

Save the Amazon, veto the new Forest Code

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | 7 December, 2011 14 comments

We are edging closer to an “ ecological calamity ” in the Amazon rainforest and a vote in the Brazilian Senate has pushed us closer to the brink. Yesterday it voted to approve destructive changes to the laws governing forest protection...

Rising high to tell Brazilian President ‘Stop the Chainsaws’

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | 27 October, 2011

Almost one year ago to the day, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said something that made a lot of sense:   “ Brazil can expand its agricultural production without cutting .”  I agree. One year later, however, the president appears...

Giving deforestation the boot at Italian shoe fair

Blog entry by Jamie - Greenpeace UK | 19 October, 2011 2 comments

Italian fashion: stylish and sophisticated, but unfortunately may be  linked to the destruction of the Amazon rainforest . As cattle ranching is responsible for about 80 per cent of deforestation in Brazil, it is likely that Brazilian...

Brazil without poverty, is a Brazil with forests

Blog entry by Daniel Brindis, Greenpeace USA | 1 October, 2011 3 comments

Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff passes by activists holding a banner reading "Brazil without poverty, is Brazil with Forests". Image: Rodrigo Baleia On a sunny afternoon this week, I waited outside Manaus’ ornate 19th century...

Samba for the forest gathered thousands in Brazil

Blog entry by Marcio Astrini, forest campaigner in Brazil | 30 June, 2011 5 comments

A protest in the rhythm of carnival brought the forests closer to the city and gathered thousands of people in the famous Copacabana beach on the morning of Sunday 19 th of June to dance and sing for a greener Brazil. Following the...

Millions of hectares of Amazon rainforest threatened by the great chainsaw massacre

Blog entry by Annette Cotter | 25 May, 2011 8 comments

Yesterday, Brazilian politicians took a decisive step towards opening the door to massive new Amazon deforestation, by voting in favor of radical changes to the Brazilian Forest Code - the primary legal instrument for protecting the...

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