Just a few short weeks after the release of Slaughtering the Amazon Nike has announced new standards for keeping leather made from Amazon destruction out of its shoes.
A view from the airplane of man made forest fires to clear land for cattle and farming, near the BR 163 road and the Flona do Trairao (Trairao National Forest). West of Itaituba National Forest.
01 June - Brazil. Cattle from the Amazon heading to a slaughterhouse in Mato Grosso. The cattle industry is the largest source of deforestation in the world and Brazil’s main source of CO2 emissions. Read more .
A rancher on horse guides his cattle on a road. Cattle ranching is the primary driver of forest destruction in the Brazilian Amazon, with 79.5 per cent of deforested land used for cattle pastures.
Smoke from man made forest fires to clear land for cattle or crops.
Espíritu Santo Cattle Ranching, Para State, Brazil.
Vale Verde Cattle Farm, Para State, Brazil.
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