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.
02.03.2020 Brazil’s environment commission wants to investigate the firm's traceability systems
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
17.01.2020 Decision of food giant to stop sourcing Brazilian soy from Cargill welcomed but a failure to act on other suspect commodity supply chains raises yet more questions
05.12.2019 Several signatories found by Earthsight to sell beef from firm linked to deforestation
29.11.2019 In an exclusive interview, prominent indigenous leader Sônia Guajajara discusses the threats facing indigenous peoples and Europe’s responsibilities towards conservation in Brazil
16.10.2019 Global Witness report claims more than 300 financial institutions funnelled money into global beef, leather, palm oil and rubber firms linked to deforestation
10.10.2019 Sacked INPE chief tells Earthsight he thinks an ‘internal fight’ over agribusiness expansion will soon engulf Brazil’s congress
17.09.2019 Ration packs used by armed forces have contained beef and chicken from JBS since 2009 and until at least 2016, new Earthsight research finds