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Top name brands implicated in Amazon destruction

Feature story | May 31, 2009 at 18:00

The Greenpeace report “Slaughtering the Amazon” is the product of a three-year investigation into Brazil’s cattle industry, the country’s chief source of CO2 emissions and the largest single driver of deforestation anywhere in the world. Our...

Slaughtering the Amazon

Publication | May 31, 2009 at 18:00

The cattle sector in the Brazilian Amazon is the largest driver of deforestation in the world, responsible for an average of one acre lost every 8 seconds. Efforts to halt global deforestation emissions must tackle this sector.

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...

Cattle industry giant Marfrig takes lead in ending Amazon destruction

Media release | June 22, 2009 at 18:00

The world’s fourth largest beef trader, Marfrig, announced a moratorium last night that will prevent the company from buying cattle raised in newly deforested areas within the Amazon(1). The move by Marfrig comes in the wake of the release of an...

Timberland needs to hear from you.

Blog by lindsey | June 3, 2009 3 comments

*Update: Timberland has changed the email address used to reply to our supporters. Instead of GPeace@timberland, the responses are now coming from TCommunications@timberland Although we are getting form responses, now is the time...

Protecting ancient forests

Image gallery | January 11, 2011

Sister Dorothy and Cattle Ranching in the Amazon

Blog by emilykirkland | April 14, 2010 2 comments

Sister Dorothy was an American nun who spent her life working for the preservation of the Amazon and the protection of its poor and disempowered. She helped farmers make a living from small plots or from forest products that could be...

HUGE news: Cattle industry giants in Brazil ban purchase of cattle from Amazon...

Blog by mikeg | October 5, 2009 1 comment

I may be in the middle of the Pacific Ocean right now, but I’m very excited to take a break from campaigning for marine reserves to bring you some HUGE news about our campaign to stop deforestation in the Amazon. Sao Paulo, Brazil –...

Make a call for sustainability

Blog by mikeg | June 28, 2009

Yesterday I told you about a new policy Timberland had released for protecting the Amazon — a welcome policy that nonetheless fell short in one key area: Timberland's policy did not take a hard line against Bertin, a supplier of...

Timberland takes first steps, but needs to put its foot down once and for all

Blog by mikeg | July 27, 2009

Responding to concerns that its demand for leather is fueling deforestation of the Amazon and contributing to climate change, Timberland has taken a major step toward protecting the Amazon rainforest today. While the company's...

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