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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...

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...

Clicking Clean 2014

Publication | 1 April, 2014 at 3:44

Clicking Clean: How Companies are Building the Green Internet

JBS Scorecard

Publication | 26 June, 2012 at 19:00

JBS Scorecard Summary Update

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...

Broken Promises

Publication | 19 October, 2011 at 20:02

How the cattle industry in the Amazon is still connected to deforestation, slave labour and invasion of indigenous land.

Forest Code

Publication | 15 June, 2011 at 10:00

The threat to the Forest Code and tens of millions of hectares of Amazon rainforest is real.

Making REDD Work

Publication | 15 October, 2009 at 19:00

The Nature Conservancy's Relections on their Experience with Policy and Practice regarding the REDD mechanism for protecting forests.

Minimum Criteria for Industrial Scale Cattle Operations in the Brazilian Amazon Biome

Publication | 5 October, 2009 at 2:00

The following criteria apply to all agribusiness companies operating within the Brazilian Amazon Biome.

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.

Amazon Bulletin - Issue 5

Publication | 20 May, 2009 at 2:00

May 2009

Letter to Obama and Lula

Publication | 16 March, 2009 at 16:57

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...

Cattle ranching expansion in the Brazilian Amazon

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 17:12

Between 1996 and 2006 the area of cattle pastures in the Brazilian Amazon grew by approximately 10 million hectares – an area about the size of Iceland.

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.

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.

Original Vegetation in the State of Mato Grosso

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 1:00

Original vegetation in the state of Mato Grosso. 185, 587km² (an area twice the size of Hungary) of the once lush rainforest in the state of Mato Grosso has so far been destroyed, primarily because of cattle expansion.

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 1:00

This map shows the extent of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon.

Community Mapping in the Amazon

Publication | 20 January, 2009 at 1:00

121 communities have been mapped in the region of Belterra and Santarém.

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...

Amazon Bulletin - Issue 4

Publication | 1 November, 2008 at 1:00

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.

Amazon Bulletin - Issue 3

Publication | 1 April, 2008 at 2:00

Amazon Deforestation Agreement

Publication | 3 October, 2007 at 2:00

Brasília, Brazil - 3 October 2007 - Nine non-governmental organisations, including Greenpeace, today launched a proposal for a national agreement to end Amazon deforestation at an event attended by the Brazilian Minister of Environment and State...

Amazon Bulletin - Issue 2

Publication | 1 October, 2007 at 2:00

Amazon Bulletin - Issue 1

Publication | 1 May, 2007 at 2:00

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.

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 Soya Crime File

Publication | 6 April, 2006 at 2:00

This crime file follows the chain of rainforest destruction from the heart of the Amazon, where huge areas of forest are being cleared to plant soya, back to Europe, where McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets are sold to millions of people every week.

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.

Rainforest Destruction at the Queen Sofia Museum

Publication | 20 October, 2005 at 2:00

The Queen Sofia Museum in Madrid (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía) is one of the best known in Spain. Designed by the architect Jean Nouvel, the museum has been extended over the last three years by the Spanish construction company...

Amazon under threat

Publication | 15 December, 2004 at 1:00

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

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...

Deni demarcation: introduction

Publication | 17 July, 2003 at 2:00

The Deni are an indigenous group living in a remote area of the Amazon rainforest. Their traditional lifestyle was under threat by logging and fishing, but after a long struggle supported by Greenpeace and other groups, the Deni lands have been...

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: Deni culture and history

Publication | 16 July, 2003 at 2:00

As an indigenous group living in a remote area of the Amazon rainforest, their history and their culture is defined by the forest around them as they live in equalibrium with nature. But they have also had they share of contact with the outside...

Deni demarcation: WTK and the Deni

Publication | 16 July, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace first made contact with the Deni in 1999 while investigating a land claim by Malaysian logging giant WTK. The land WTK had bought from an illegal landowner overlaped with a large area of Deni territory. This is when teh Deni decided it...

Deni demarcation: letter from the Deni to Funai

Publication | 16 July, 2003 at 2:00

Letter from the Deni to the Brazilian government agency Funai which is in charge of all indigenous demarcations telling them the want the demaration of their lands to be completed.

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...

Forest Crime File: Corporate Crimes

Publication | 28 August, 2002 at 2:00

Forest Crime File explores the need for an international instrument on corporate accountability and liability. States are ultimately responsible for public welfare, and they must not abdicate this responsibility to the private sector.

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...

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...

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