Protect the Amazon rainforest

Last edited 22 October 2010 at 3:03pm

As the largest remaining rainforest on Earth, the Amazon rainforest is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world; almost half of all known species live in the Amazon. Sadly, it's also experiencing one of the highest rates of deforestation on the planet. While our Amazon campaign has had some remarkable successes over the past few years, there is still much more to do to protect the Amazon.

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Brazil's logging sector is full of crooks - and the Amazon is paying the price

The Brazilian government has made several attempts to take control of logging in the Amazon. But despite high-profile crackdowns, the trade in illegal timber...
Posted by Richardg - 7 May, 2014 - 15:05

Brazil’s biggest slaughterhouses are cleaning up their meat supply. Others must follow suit.

Yesterday the three largest slaughterhouses in Brazil – JBS, Marfrig and Minerva – published an update on their progress to ensure that the meat they produce...
Posted by Richardg - 2 April, 2014 - 12:34

Soya traders choose Amazon protection over greed - for now

Soya traders, companies, NGOs and the Brazilian government met today to debate the future of the soya moratorium - a seven-year-old scheme that stops the soya...
Posted by Richardg - 31 January, 2014 - 19:37

Brazilian slaughterhouses take one more step in the right direction

The three biggest slaughterhouses in Brazil have taken one more step towards ending the cattle sector's involvement in deforestation in the Amazon - and with...
Posted by Richardg - 18 December, 2013 - 12:07
Burning pasture in the Amazon

Brazilian agribusiness wants to destroy the Amazon to grow sugar

With deforestation rising after years of decline, why are Brazilian senators trying to make it easier to destroy the Amazon to grow sugar cane?Since 2009, the...
Posted by Richardg - 10 December, 2013 - 18:20

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