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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.

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon on the rise again.

Blog by Daniel Brindis | March 29, 2013

Just months after celebrating the lowest historic deforestation rate in the Amazon, the Brazilian government released new figures this week that it may be losing progress. The new Amazon deforestation figures estimate that 654 square miles of...

Forest Crimes Unit: Brazil- Congressman fined for forest crime

Blog by Daniel Brindis | August 10, 2011 1 comment

A story straight out of late night crime drama, (minus the one-liners and  soundtrack by The Who ). Brazilian congressman Raimundo Coimbra Júnior, from the state of Tocantins, set fire to 153 hectares of protected rainforest, but was...

“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...

Brazil without poverty, is a Brazil with forests

Blog by Daniel Brindis | October 3, 2011

Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff passes by activists holding a banner reading "Brazil without poverty, is Brazil with Forests". Image: Rodrigo Baleia On a sunny afternoon this week, I waited outside Manaus’ ornate 19th...

Brazilian Forest Code vote delayed, but destruction spikes

Blog by Daniel Brindis | May 19, 2011 1 comment

As the Brazilian congress continues to debate the forest code and seriously consider amnesty to environmental criminals, a chunk of the amazon the size of greater Los Angeles (477 square Km) disappeared, just this past month alone...

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...

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...

Activists to Brazilian Congress- Turn off the chainsaw (Desliga a moto serra!)

Blog by Daniel Brindis | May 10, 2011 1 comment

Some assume that the Amazon chainsaws have been quiet for the last few years. In some ways it’s true: over the last ten years deforestation rates have been falling. Pressure from Greenpeace, our supporters and allies has helped...

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