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Amazon deforestation rates decrease from last year

Press release | 26 November, 2014 at 23:13

Brasília, 26 November 2014 - Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has decreased by 18 percent, according to official data released today by the Brazilian environmental ministry. This data covers deforestation figures from August 2013 to July...

CITES: Brazil and Lula must save mahogany

Feature story | 6 November, 2002 at 1:00

"Brazil and Lula: Save Mahogany". This is Greenpeace activists' message today for Brazil's new president Luiz Inacio da Silva, affectionately known by the public as "Lula". Without decisive support at the UN meeting now underway, the illegal...

The hidden reality in Dilma's Forest Code 'veto'

Feature story | 1 June, 2012 at 12:20

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff tried to create the illusion last week that she was vetoing the very worst parts of Brazil's new Forest Code to protect the Amazon rainforest. The reality, however, is entirely different.

Soya Moratorium

Background | 19 May, 2009 at 16:17

The soya industry has temporarily stopped buying produce from newly-deforested areas in the Amazon, but permanent protection is not guaranteed.

Sustainable forestry

Background | 28 April, 2003 at 14:06

With the world's ancient forests disappearing, species, cultures and entire ecosystems are forever lost. Consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about the origin of the timber products they buy. Not only do individual and corporate...

Greenpeace slams US commodities giant for Amazon crimes

Press release | 22 May, 2006 at 2:00

To mark the UN's International Day for Biological Diversity today, Greenpeace activists continued their global actions against the world's largest privately-owned company, US commodities giant, Cargill, for destroying the Amazon rainforest to...

Amazon protection

Press release | 14 February, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace has welcomed the news that a large area of the Amazon rainforest will be protected from forest destruction. The Brazilian Government has announced that 6.4 million hectares of the ancient forest, an area twice the size of Belgium, will...

Greenpeace investigates DLH's Dutch timber operations

Press release | 6 November, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace carried out an onsite investigation today into illegal loggers trading with the Danish timber trader DLH (Dalhoff, Larsen en Horneman), the largest trader in tropical hardwood in the world. The activists blocked the entrance of the...

Brazilian Congress passes destructive new Forest Code

Press release | 26 April, 2012 at 13:53

Brasília, Brazil, April 26, 2012 - The Brazilian Congress approved significant changes to the Forest Code, which threatens to undo years of progress in the Amazon. Greenpeace is calling on Brazil's President Dilma to veto the changes, or risk the...

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