Illegal Deforestation Monitor

IDM tracks illegalities relating to conversion of forests for export-oriented agribusiness, the largest driver of global deforestation Continue reading

Brazilian authorities bust corruption scheme behind “extensive” illegal deforestation for cattle

17.05.2019 More than a dozen law enforcement agents and cattle ranchers arrested over corruption, money laundering and illegal deforestation

Groups warn Bolsonaro seeks to turn indigenous people into slave labour for big ag

18.03.2019 Since coming to power, President Jair Bolsonaro has taken controversial steps to undermine environmental and indigenous protections

A quarter of Brazil’s new congress tainted by campaign donations from illegal deforesters

04.03.2019 A new Repórter Brasil investigations finds illegal land clearers and parties linked to slave labour backed congress members

Battles over future of protected areas in Rondonia provide a taste of Brazil's upcoming struggle

06.12.2018 One of Brazil’s most deforested states locked in a political and legal battle between its executive and legislative branches over newly-created protected areas

Ag drives deforestation in Atlantic Forests back to 2005 levels

28.06.2017 A 58% increase in deforestation rate in the Atlantic Forest with the majority of the 29,000 hectares deforested between 2015 and 2016 cleared illegally

Brazilian presidential decree “a Christmas present to land grabbers”

28.02.2017 Civil society accuse government of effectively granting amnesty to illegal farmers after 350,000ha of Jamanxim National Forest downgraded

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