Illegal Deforestation Monitor

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

Prosecutor targets ‘ringleader’ Dennis Melka in Peru cacao case

19.08.2019 It comes after staff at Melka firm sentenced for links to illegal deforestation

Bolivia legalises and expands ‘savage’ deforestation for China and Russia beef deals

16.08.2019 New decree is said to violate landmark Mother Earth law by opening up an additional 4.5 million hectares to cattle ranchers in El Beni

Global brands’ zero-deforestation pledges prove hollow as 50 million hectares of forest vanish

12.06.2019 An area twice the size of the UK has been cleared for agribusiness globally since 2010 as illegal cultivation practices of multinational firms add to forest destruction

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

Governor and businessmen in Colombia accused of land grabbing and illegal deforestation

08.05.2019 Business connections of Guaviare governor Nebio Echeverry Cadavid alleged to be behind displacement of locals and illegal oil palm cultivation

Bad beef: UK retailers feed illegal deforestation fears as corned beef imports from corruption-hit Brazilian firm persist

05.05.2019 JBS has faced multiple corruption charges and was fined £6.5m in 2017 for illegal Amazon deforestation yet Sainsbury's, Lidl and Morrisons among supermarkets selling its corned beef

Bolivia approves GM soy cultivation for biofuel use, stoking fears of more illegal forest loss

09.04.2019 South American country to persist with an alarming upward trend of forest loss, more than 50% of which was illegal in 2017

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