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2012 Amazon Ship Tour

Hub | May 16, 2012 at 9:23

Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior is in the Amazon for a two month tour to highlight the beauty and importance of protecting the rainforest, to expose who is responsible for its destruction and to champion the solutions needed to achieve zero...

The Amazon approaches its moment of truth

Video | May 24, 2012 at 14:49

James Turner describes the riot of nature that is the Amazon rainforest, and how you can help save it.

Brazil Update: President Dilma gives forest criminals an early Christmas present.

Blog by Daniel Brindis | December 16, 2011

In the midst of a political street fight over the Brazilian Forest Code , the UN climate talks in Durban and the holiday season,  President Dilma approved a signed a law that will weaken environmental enforcement, making it much...

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...

“As long as there is one of us standing, there will be a fight to protect the forests”

Blog by Jess Miller | April 19, 2013

zoom Today, Brazil celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day. However, on a day that is supposed to celebrate their ancestors, culture and stories, many of Indigenous Peoples are instead fighting for their lands and their rights. According to a survey...

Save the Amazon, veto the new Forest Code

Blog by Laura Kenyon, Greenpeace International | December 7, 2011 3 comments

We are edging closer to an “ ecological calamity ” in the Amazon rainforest and a vote in the Brazilian Senate has pushed us closer to the brink. Yesterday it voted to approve destructive changes to the laws governing forest...

Rising high to tell Brazilian President ‘Stop the Chainsaws’

Blog by Stephanie Goodwin | October 31, 2011

Almost one year ago to the day, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said something that made a lot of sense:   “ Brazil can expand its agricultural production without cutting .”  I agree. One year later, however, the president appears...

Latest wave of violence and deforestation in the Amazon

Blog by Daniel Brindis | June 16, 2011 7 comments

Another sobering sign that the Amazon is going back in time to its dark past - another person that stood up to illegal loggers has been murdered this past week. This is now the fifth killed in the past 20 days since the Brazilian...

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