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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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 - 13:39

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 - 13:39

The Amazon's Silent Crisis: Night Terrors

In August and September 2014, Greenpeace used covert GPS locator beacons to monitor logging trucks in the Brazilian state of Pará. Night after night,...
Posted by Richardg - 15 October, 2014 - 00:44

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

Cargill just pledged to protect the world’s forests - but an eight-year truce that protects the Amazon from soya farming is in trouble. Cargill is one of the...
Posted by Richardg - 24 September, 2014 - 19:08

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

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...
Posted by Richardg - 13 June, 2014 - 12:43

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