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The Earth's ancient forests form some of the most diverse ecosystems known to science and are vital in regulating the world's climate. But eighty per cent of them have already been destroyed or degraded, and the remaining forests are under threat. Greenpeace is working to end illegal and destructive logging of the world's ancient forests, and to protect the rights of the indigenous peoples and species that depend on them.

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

Yesterday the three largest slaughterhouses in Brazil – JBS, Marfrig and Minerva – published an update on their progress to ensure that the meat they produce...
Posted by Richardg - 2 April, 2014 - 12:34

Soya traders choose Amazon protection over greed - for now

Soya traders, companies, NGOs and the Brazilian government met today to debate the future of the soya moratorium - a seven-year-old scheme that stops the soya...
Posted by Richardg - 31 January, 2014 - 19:37

Brazilian slaughterhouses take one more step in the right direction

The three biggest slaughterhouses in Brazil have taken one more step towards ending the cattle sector's involvement in deforestation in the Amazon - and with...
Posted by Richardg - 18 December, 2013 - 12:07
Burning pasture in the Amazon

Brazilian agribusiness wants to destroy the Amazon to grow sugar

With deforestation rising after years of decline, why are Brazilian senators trying to make it easier to destroy the Amazon to grow sugar cane?Since 2009, the...
Posted by Richardg - 10 December, 2013 - 18:20
Burning Amazon rainforest: deforestation caused by fires so that forest can be c

Deforestation takes flight again in the Amazon

As some of us were heading off for the Easter holiday weekend, the Brazilian government was quietly releasing deforestation trends showing an increase in...
Posted by Jess Miller - 8 April, 2013 - 17:15 -

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