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cattle-ranching-drives-deforestation

Feature story | February 1, 2009 at 19:45

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...

Cargill's controversial soya port closed in the Amazon

Feature story | March 29, 2007 at 1:19

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...

Hackers help destroy the Amazon rainforest

Feature story | December 18, 2008 at 1:50

High-tech smuggling operations may not be what you'd normally associate with the ongoing clearance of the Amazon rainforest, but logging companies intent on plundering it for timber have been using hackers to break into the Brazilian government's...

Terminator terminated!

Feature story | March 28, 2006 at 0:00

Pressure on the NZ Government by grassroots activists, and cyber-activists has payed off! At pivotal negotiations over the last two weeks in Curitiba, Brazil, the NZ Government bowed to pressure from all sides and softened its obstructive...

People power and the right to public transport

Blog entry by Leonardo Medeiros | June 21, 2013

Brazil has finally woken up. Does this sound too optimistic? It may be, but there is no doubt that this is a day to remember. Brazilians, used to status quo in their country, finally decided to exercise their right to disagree with...

Open Letter to Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's President

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | April 28, 2014

In the lead-up to the World Cup and following a trip to Brazil in March, I wrote to President Dilma Rousseff, asking her to welcome and embrace the protests in Brazil as an opportunity to build a more just, diverse and free society. ...

Celebrating 10 years of saving the Amazon Rainforest

Feature story | May 11, 2009 at 22:55

Ten years ago, we set up an office in Manaus, a city inaccessible except by boat or plane, in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, and began exposing illegal logging. Just three years later our campaign heralded the end of the illegal mahogany...

Obama and Lula need to bail out the Amazon

Feature story | March 15, 2009 at 20:57

Today President Obama will be meeting President Lula of Brazil for the first time and saving the economy will be at the top of their agenda. But they need to add a new item: Saving the Earth. Twenty percent of annual greenhouse gas emissions...

Belo Monte: a big pile of… problems!

Feature story | April 20, 2010 at 0:00

A big pile of manure, specially ordered by Greenpeace to the Brazilian Government, is the best representation of what this infrastructure project means to Brazil

Landmark Amazon soya moratorium extended

Feature story | June 18, 2008 at 6:37

The announcement from soya traders in Brazil to extend a moratorium on soya expansion, provides hope for the Amazon rainforest. We're not out of the woods yet, but this decision and the history of campaigning which got us here should be...

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