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Amazon Rainforest

Page | January 16, 2010 at 8:12

The Amazon Rainforest is home to thousands of animal and tree species, making it a biodiversity hotspot. It is also critical in the fight to stop global warming. Since the 1970s, an area of ancient rainforest the size of California has been lost.

Amazon Cattle Footprint

Publication | February 16, 2009 at 18:00

Between 2000 and 2007, the Brazilian Amazon was deforested at a rate of 19,368 square km every year. In this time, 154,312 square km of forest have been destroyed, an area larger than Greece. Deforestation and land-use change makes up 75% of...

Brazil’s cattle giants request more time to map Amazon suppliers

Media release | April 5, 2010 at 18:00

Two of the three Brazilian cattle giants, Marfrig and Minerva, presented yesterday during a meeting at the Brazilian Association of Meat Exporters (ABIEC) in Sao Paulo. The results did not match the commitment they agreed to October 2009. At the...

Brazil cattle industry giants unite in banning Amazon destruction

Media release | October 4, 2009 at 18:00

In a major step forward for climate protection, today four of the biggest players in the global cattle industry -- Marfrig, Bertin, JBS-Friboi and Minerva – joined forces to ban the purchase of cattle from newly deforested areas of the Brazilian...

World Bank Withdraws Loan to Brazilian Cattle Giant

Media release | June 12, 2009 at 18:00

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private lending arm of the World Bank, has withdrawn a $90 million dollar loan to Brazil’s cattle giant Bertin. The loan was used for the company to further expand into the Amazon region, which was...

Minimum Criteria for Industrial Scale Cattle Operations in the Brazilian Amazon Biome

Publication | October 4, 2009 at 18:00

The following criteria apply to all agribusiness companies operating within the Brazilian Amazon biome, hereafter referred to as COMPANIES, and for all and any property which supplies COMPANIES with cattle, including beef, leather and other...

Greenpeace Applauds Nike's New Amazon Policy

Media release | July 21, 2009 at 18:00

Today, Nike announced a new policy that ensures the leather used in Nike shoes will not contribute to global warming caused by Amazon deforestation.

Brazilian slaughterhouses fail to fully meet first deadline for stopping Amazon...

Feature story | April 5, 2010 at 18:00

In a meeting on April 5th with Greenpeace, the major slaughterhouses of Brazil — including JBS/Bertin, Marfrig and Minerva — showed insufficient progress to comply with the first step in the Zero Deforestation Agreement they signed six months ago...

Leather industry giant moves to end Amazon destruction

Feature story | August 13, 2009 at 18:00

Bertin, the world’s largest leather exporter, is joining the fight against deforestation and climate change by finally doing the right thing and backing the call for a moratorium on buying cattle from farms responsible for Amazon deforestation...

Amazon destruction increases 28% over last year

Blog by Daniela Montalto | November 15, 2013

Yesterday, the Brazilian government released annual figures for deforestation in the Amazon and the news is not good. A total of 5,843 square kilometres are estimated lost between August 2012 and July 2013, an increase in deforestation of 28...

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