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Result: Santander stops financing forest destroyer APRIL

Posted by Richardg — 26 February 2015 at 11:08am - Comments
We did it!
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Great news: Santander just pledged to stop financing the paper company APRIL. Santander has agreed that APRIL will get no more money until it stops destroying the Indonesian rainforest.

UPDATE: Santander admits it's funding forest destruction

Posted by Richardg — 12 February 2015 at 4:04pm - Comments
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We've forced Santander to admit that it's bankrolling the destructive paper company APRIL. But the high street bank says it's 'monitoring the situation' and will 'act accordingly'. It's a cop out - and here's why.

We're using GPS trackers to expose illegal logging in the amazon

Posted by Richardg — 15 October 2014 at 1:39pm - Comments
Logging truck in the Amazon
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My colleagues - and friends - in Brazil spent two months placing GPS trackers on illegal loggers in the Amazon. It's dangerous - but it helps us expose their crimes to the world.

We're using GPS trackers to expose illegal logging in the amazon

Posted by Richardg — 15 October 2014 at 1:39pm - Comments

My colleagues - and friends - in Brazil spent two months placing GPS trackers on illegal loggers in the Amazon. It's dangerous - but it helps us expose their crimes to the world..

The Soya Moratorium is protecting the Amazon. Does Cargill still support it?

Posted by Richardg — 24 September 2014 at 7:08pm - Comments
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The Soya Moratorium has helped reduce deforestation in the Amazon rainforest

Cargill just pledged to protect the world’s forests - but an eight-year truce that protects the Amazon from soya farming is in trouble.

Palm oil companies say they'll put forest destruction on hold. But what happens next?

Posted by Annisa Rahmawati — 19 September 2014 at 4:25pm - Comments
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Are palm oil companies serious about ending deforestation like this?

Some of the world’s biggest palm oil companies have suspended their forest destruction. Is this a ceasefire or the end of their war on forests?

Result: Jewson takes Amazon timber off the shelves and launches investigation

Posted by Richardg — 13 June 2014 at 12:43pm - Comments
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The timber merchant Jewson - the only high street store where you can buy Amazon timber - has agreed to put all sales on hold while it investigates its suppliers. It's a good start - but we need to keep up the pressure.

We're taking action to stop loggers plundering the Amazon

Posted by Richardg — 15 May 2014 at 7:07pm - Comments

After two years investigating illegal logging in the Brazilian Amazon, we're taking action to stop it. Here's the story so far.

Why is Jewson selling timber that's been plundered from the Amazon?

Posted by Richardg — 15 May 2014 at 12:23pm - Comments
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Stacks of ipe timber in Jewson's supplier's lumber yard

Illegal logging is the norm in the Brazilian Amazon, where timber laundering - covering illegal timber with phony papers - happens on an industrial scale. So why is the DIY chain Jewson selling garden decking made from rare Amazon trees?

Exposed: how loggers plunder the Amazon and get away with it

Posted by Richardg — 14 May 2014 at 5:54pm - Comments
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For two years, Greenpeace has been investigating logging in the Brazilian Amazon. We found that criminals were ransacking the forest - and that the systems set up to stop them are being used to launder illegal timber.

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