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Threats and Solutions

Background | 13 May, 2009 at 16:33

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...

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...

Cattle ranching biggest driver of Amazon deforestation

Feature story | 29 January, 2009 at 16:15

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...

Undercover investigation implicates top brands in ‘Slaughtering the Amazon’

Press release | 1 June, 2009 at 0:00

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...

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