IDM tracks illegalities relating to conversion of forests for export-oriented agribusiness, the largest driver of global deforestation Continue reading
It brings together news on illegal deforestation cases around the world, from the Amazon to Southeast Asia, and focuses on the global trade in commodities such as palm oil, cocoa, cattle and soy. These news outputs are combined with primary desk-based investigations, in-depth analysis and expert commentary on the problem and the response of companies and governments.
The rapid destruction of the world’s tropical forests is a major contributor to climate change, and is having devastating impacts on the environment, wildlife and forest-dependent people. This global orgy of destruction is being driven by ‘big ag’ – the clearance of forests to make way for large-scale agriculture and tree plantations.
24.01.2020 Supermarkets and fast-food outlets under fire in new Greenpeace report for buying soy for chicken feed from commodity traders linked to illegal deforestation
09.01.2019 Despite a political backlash, illegal deforestation, driven by growing soy and beef production, continues in country's northern provinces
12.02.2018 A new report released by Greenpeace has revealed that nearly half of the deforestation that took place in northern Argentina last year was illegal
17.10.2017 A proposed law that would introduce criminal penalties for illegal deforestation is being deliberately held up by government officials, Greenpeace claims
27.01.2017 Satellite image analysis points to widespread forest loss in several states believed to be for soy and fruit cultivation