Activists face deadly risks in protecting lands from global agribusiness

07.08.2019 Global Witness report reveals 164 land defenders murdered in 2018

Groups warn Bolsonaro seeks to turn indigenous people into slave labour for big ag

18.03.2019 Since coming to power, President Jair Bolsonaro has taken controversial steps to undermine environmental and indigenous protections

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

Comment: Bolsonaro has pledged to strip environmental protections. The EU can make those decisions hurt

06.12.2018 The Brazil president-elect's destructive impulses must be reined in, and EU policymakers must be galvanized into action, writes Fern's Nicole Polsterer

Ag drives deforestation in Atlantic Forests back to 2005 levels

28.06.2017 A 58% increase in deforestation rate in the Atlantic Forest with the majority of the 29,000 hectares deforested between 2015 and 2016 cleared illegally

Brazilian presidential decree “a Christmas present to land grabbers”

28.02.2017 Civil society accuse government of effectively granting amnesty to illegal farmers after 350,000ha of Jamanxim National Forest downgraded

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