Seven years since making zero deforestation commitments, major meatpackers in Brazil have demonstrated progress in not buying from forest destruction directly. Nonetheless they are still unable ensure that they are not purchasing from deforestation indirectly and these companies not yet set a deadline for addressing this loophole. The meatpackers’ zero deforestation commitments are still not fully satisfied until they can ensure that they are not buying from any farms involved in deforestation both directly and indirectly.
Greenpeace Brazil has just released powerful new photographs of a forest area larger than Yellowstone National Park that could be lost if the Brazilian government follows through with its plans to strip protections in the Amazon.
Ending deforestation is our best chance to conserve wildlife and defend the rights of forest communities. On top of that, it’s one of the quickest and most cost effective ways to curb global warming. That’s why we’re campaigning for a deforestation-free future.