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Greenpeace Brazil suspends negotiations with cattle giant JBS

Press release | 27 March, 2017 at 22:51

São Paulo, 23 March 2017 - The Brazilian government has fined JBS, the largest meat producer in the world, for more than 24 million Reals – over $7 million US dollars – for buying cattle from illegally deforested areas in the Amazon. Consequently...

Piece by piece, Brazil is tearing up protections for the Amazon

Blog entry by Diego Gonzaga | 21 April, 2017 1 comment

From the rotten meat scandal , to the ongoing corruption investigations , it’s hard to find any uplifting news from Brazil. The country is not only going through an economic crisis, but also a political one that’s shaking the...

The Soy Moratorium, 10 years on: How one commitment is stopping Amazon destruction

Blog entry by Paulo Adario | 27 July, 2016

A decade ago, the expansion of soybeans posed an enormous risk to the Amazon rainforest. Today, this commitment proves zero deforestation is possible. When civil society, private enterprise and governments come together to...

Greenpeace and JBS resume commitment to end Amazon deforestation

Press release | 19 December, 2012 at 12:23

Sao Paulo, 19 December 2012 – In a renewed effort to eliminate deforestation from the cattle industry’s chain of supply, Greenpeace Brazil and JBS arriving at a new stage in the process, announced today the restart of dialogue on the...

The cattle battle: How one supermarket is stepping up to stop Amazon destruction for beef

Blog entry by Adriana Charoux | 30 March, 2016

Brazil's largest supermarket chain has just committed stop selling beef linked to Amazon destruction and human rights violations – because Brazilians demanded it. Today Grupo Pão de Açúcar – Brazil’s largest supermarket...

In Brazil, dams threaten rivers, the environment and people's lives

Blog entry by Luana Lila | 14 March, 2017 2 comments

Today is the International Day of Action for Rivers: a time to remember and honour the communities who have been impacted by the construction of dams and the movements trying to prevent disastrous new dam projects. For Brazil, the...

Actress Q'Orianka Kilcher Climbs Anchor Chain of Giant Amazon Cargo Ship

Press release | 21 May, 2012 at 12:30

Sao Luis, Brazil, May 21, 2012 - Actress and human rights activist Q'orianka Kilcher has climbed the anchor chain of a cargo ship in Brazil to protest the invasion of indigenous tribal land and illegal logging in the Amazon rainforest. She is...

Amazon and the FSC

Publication | 3 September, 2001 at 2:00

Dramatic "Pig Iron" Blockade Puts Spotlight on Brazilian President

Press release | 14 May, 2012 at 12:30

Sao Luis, Brazil, May 14, 2012 - Greenpeace activists today prevented a shipment of 'pig iron' bound for the USA from leaving the Amazon, after the environmental group released new evidence that the commodity is linked to slavery and rainforest...

The Santarém five & illegal logging - a case study

Publication | 1 October, 2001 at 2:00

This briefing investigates logging companies who are exporting the vast majority of wood from the port of Santarém in Para State in the eastern Amazon, and presents the evidence that all are involved in illegal and sometimes destructive logging.

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