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Threats and Solutions

Background | 13 May, 2009 at 18:33

Fifteen percent of the Amazon rainforest has already been destroyed. Between 2000 and 2007, the Brazilian Amazon was deforested at an average rate of over 19,000 km² per year, an area larger than Greece. A significant part of what remains is...

The cattle battle: How one supermarket is stepping up to stop Amazon destruction for beef

Blog entry by Adriana Charoux | 30 March, 2016

Brazil's largest supermarket chain has just committed stop selling beef linked to Amazon destruction and human rights violations – because Brazilians demanded it. Today Grupo Pão de Açúcar – Brazil’s largest supermarket...

Brazilian slaughterhouses sued for Amazon destruction

Blog entry by Rômulo Batista | 18 April, 2013

Life is about to get a whole lot harder for the slaughterhouses in Brazil who are still tied to a business model based on forest destruction and violation of indigenous and labor rights. IBAMA , the Ministry of Labor, the Federal...

Undercover investigation implicates top brands in ‘Slaughtering the Amazon’

Press release | 1 June, 2009 at 2:00

A three-year undercover investigation by Greenpeace into Brazil’s booming cattle industry, the single largest source of deforestation in the world and Brazil’s main source of CO2 emissions (1), has found that top food, sports and fashion brands...

Cattle ranching biggest driver of Amazon deforestation

Feature story | 29 January, 2009 at 17:15

At the World Social Forum in Belém in the heart of the Amazon we’ve released evidence confirming cattle ranching to be the biggest driver of Amazon deforestation. Greenpeace Brazil has produced a series of maps which show in greater detail than...

5 alarming facts about Amazon forest fires

Blog entry by Cristiane Mazzetti | 2 September, 2016

The Amazon is being burned. Here’s what you need to know. From July to November, it is fire season in the Amazon rainforest. But while fires can be a normal part of the life cycle in forests, most of the flames in the...

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