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.

Campaign updates

10 years ago, the Amazon was being bulldozed for soy. Then everything changed.

This week – after months of negotiation and uncertainty – the Brazilian government, the soy industry and civil society organizations, including Greenpeace,...
Posted by paulo adario - 16 May, 2016 - 10:51

In Pictures: Damning the Amazon

A report published this week by Greenpeace Brazil shines a spotlight on technology giant Siemens’ involvement in a massive hydropower dam planned for the...
Posted by Angela Glienicke - 13 April, 2016 - 15:54

Brazilian supermarket giant Pão de Açúcar stops buying deforestation beef

Great news: Pão de Açúcar – one of Brazil’s major supermarket chains – has finally agreed to stop stocking beef linked to forest destruction. It's a huge...
Posted by Richardg - 1 April, 2016 - 12:09

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 - 11:19

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 - 19:29

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