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Cargill's controversial soya port closed in the Amazon

Feature story | 27 March, 2007 at 0:00

In the heart of the Amazon rainforest a huge soya port owned by the giant US company Cargill has just been closed down by the Brazilian Environmental Agency (IBAMA). The orders to close the port came after a seven-year legal battle by the...

The Santarém five & illegal logging - a case study

Publication | 1 October, 2001 at 0:00

This briefing investigates logging companies who are exporting the vast majority of wood from the port of Santarém in Para State in the eastern Amazon, and presents the evidence that all are involved in illegal and sometimes destructive logging.

Putting soya impacts on the map

Feature story | 20 January, 2009 at 0:00

Monitoring the effects of deforestation on the Amazon is a difficult undertaking. The Amazon is huge and it's extremely difficult to keep tabs on what's happening in the remote fringes of the rainforest. News of illegal logging and the spread of...

Location of Mato Grosso in the Amazon region

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 16:14

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...

Slaughterhouses and Roads in Mato Grosso

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 16:11

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.

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 0:00

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

Land Use and Slaughterhouses in Mato Grosso

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 16:11

This map shows the extent to which cattle pasture is the main use of deforested land in Mato Grosso.

Original Vegetation in the State of Mato Grosso

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 0:00

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.

Cattle ranching expansion in the Brazilian Amazon

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 16:12

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.

Community Mapping in the Amazon

Publication | 20 January, 2009 at 0:00

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

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