Protect the Amazon rainforest

Last edited 22 October 2010 at 2:03pm

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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Tracking trees: How one Amazon Indigenous community is using tech to fight illegal logging

For the Ka’apor people of Brazil, protecting the Amazon rainforest isn’t just about climate change or wildlife. It is about survival. As one community leader...
Posted by Fran G - 11 September, 2015 - 10:19

UPDATE: Amazon timber from illegal loggers is heading to Rotterdam

A shipment of illegal timber from the Amazon rainforest is on its way to Europe. We've discovered that the timber is bound for the port of Rotterdam - and it...
Posted by Richardg - 5 November, 2014 - 18:29

Illegal timber from the Amazon is on it's way to Europe. Let's stop it!

We've caught sawmills in the Amazon rainforest trading illegal timber. Now a shipment of illegal timber from one of those sawmills is on its way to Europe. If...
Posted by Richardg - 3 November, 2014 - 09:42
Logging truck in the Amazon

European authorities must act on illegal timber

Sawmills in the Brazilian Amazon are laundering illegal timber and sending shipments overseas. It’s against the law to place illegal timber on the European...
Posted by Daniela Montalto - 28 October, 2014 - 11:55
Logging truck in the Amazon

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

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...
Posted by Richardg - 15 October, 2014 - 12:39

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