Blog: Forests

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.

In pictures: the silent crisis in the Amazon

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 15 May 2014 at 4:31pm - Comments
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Rainforest close to the city of Altamira. A Greenpeace team is in the area to witness the "Cachoeira Seca" (Dry Waterfall) Indigenous land, where illegal logging and land grabbing has been occurring.

Today Greenpeace published a 2-year investigation that shows how the logging industry threatens the Amazon rainforest. These photos show the illegal logging that's ransacking the forest and show what's at stake if the logging continues.

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.

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

Posted by Richardg — 7 May 2014 at 3:05pm - Comments
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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 is vast and growing.

No more tears for tigers as Johnson & Johnson cleans up its palm oil

Posted by Richardg — 6 May 2014 at 11:21am - Comments
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On Friday, Johnson & Johnson announced it would stop buying palm oil from companies destroying the rainforest. Now the onus is on the palm oil industry as a whole to leave its forest destruction behind.

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

Posted by Richardg — 2 April 2014 at 12:34pm - Comments
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Cattle ranching in the Amazon

Yesterday the three largest slaughterhouses in Brazil – JBS, Marfrig and Minerva – published an update on their progress to ensure that the meat they produce isn’t threatening the Amazon. It is another important milestone towards ending deforestation.

Find out what happened when we gave Procter & Gamble the Golden Axe award

Posted by Richardg — 27 March 2014 at 7:34pm - Comments

It's not every day that you get to organise an award ceremony - especially when the recipient has no idea that they've won.

Colgate agrees to stop buying dirty palm oil - but P&G is still dodging the issue

Posted by Richardg — 24 March 2014 at 6:53pm - Comments
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Orangutan in Tanjung Puting National Park

Great news: Colgate just agreed to stop buying palm oil from forest destroyers. Not only is this a win for fans of dental hygiene (and let's face it, no one wants orangutan breath) but it leaves Procter & Gamble more isolated than ever.

9 facts you need to know about forests and trees

Posted by petespeller — 21 March 2014 at 5:19pm - Comments
The Broadback Valley "Endangered Forest", one of Quebec’s last intact Boreal for
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Trees are incredible. They can live for thousands of years and grow hundreds of metres tall. There is not a species on the planet that doesn’t owe its existence to them. So here are some amazing facts about trees and forests for International Day of Forests.

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