Corruption and land trafficking in Peru’s Ucayali leading to deforestation for rice and palm

18.01.2019 Local officials in the Amazon region arrested over links to land trafficking and illicit plantation deals 

Brazilian Amazon hit by worst deforestation rate in a decade

06.12.2018 Between August 2017 and July 2018, 7,900 square kilometres of native forest were lost mostly to illegal logging and agricultural expansion

Authorities launch crackdown in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest after recent historical highs of forest loss

31.10.2018 Ibama and public prosecutors’ offices in 15 states suspend operations of plantations and issue millions of dollars in fines after deforestation reached record levels 

Global markets help sustain political power of agribusiness lobby in Brazil’s congress

25.09.2018 A damning report by Amazon Watch has shed light on the commercial links between European and US companies and agribusinesses in Brazil connected to illegalities

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