Grand Theft Chaco: The luxury cars made with leather from the stolen lands of an uncontacted tribe

30.09.2020

A new Earthsight investigation has linked the illegal clearance of South American forest inhabited by one of the world’s last uncontacted tribes with some of Europe’s biggest car manufacturers. 

The clearances occurred in the Gran Chaco, a precious bioregion home to jaguars and giant anteaters whose forests are being destroyed faster than any others on earth. 

This destruction is being driven by cattle ranching firms to meet international demand for beef and leather.

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