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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 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...

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...

Protecting Amazon's Intact Forest Landscapes

Image gallery | 11 September, 2015

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,...

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...

Amazon gets serious on wind power

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 15 July, 2015 1 comment

Amazon.com announced this week that it would purchase its electricity from a new 208 megawatt wind farm in North Carolina, the largest wind farm in the entire southeastern United States. The deal confirms two things: First, that...

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...

Take Amazon destruction off my plate! How leading Brazilian slaughterhouses cut its...

Blog entry by Oliver Salge | 2 June, 2015

Six years ago, on the first of June, 2009, I was speaking with well-known companies about the problems cattle-ranching in Brazil is causing to the Amazon rainforest. I told them about how they contribute to rainforest destruction in...

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.

Complicity in illegal logging goes far beyond the loggers

Blog entry by Greg Norman | 4 March, 2015 2 comments

There's an old adage that "rules are made to be broken". Whatever your take on that logic, the idea of "rules are made to be enforced" is less open to debate. A welcome addition when it was introduced on March 3rd 2013, the ...

Tropical deforestation is bad news – the science keeps telling us

Blog entry by Dr Janet Cotter | 9 January, 2015 10 comments

Deforestation is very bad news for the environment and for the climate. It is bad news for biodiversity and releases greenhouses gases into the atmosphere – we know that. But the science is increasingly certain that deforestation is...

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...

The Soya Moratorium lives on – but what will follow after it?

Blog entry by Richard George | 26 November, 2014 4 comments

For eight years, the Soya Moratorium has protected the Amazon rainforest from deforestation. It has just been renewed for the eighth time . But what happens when it ends for good, 18 months from now? The Soya Moratorium was...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Greenpeace tracks down illegal timber for export

Blog entry by Richard George | 15 October, 2014 3 comments

My colleagues – and friends – in Brazil spent two months placing GPS trackers on illegal loggers in the Amazon. It's dangerous – but it helps us expose their crimes to the world. Greenpeace activists lived amongst the loggers near...

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