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

A quarter of Brazil’s new congress tainted by campaign donations from illegal deforesters

04.03.2019 A new Repórter Brasil investigations finds illegal land clearers and parties linked to slave labour backed congress members

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

Climate policy expert calls on EU to act on “imported deforestation”

28.09.2017 The former head of UN climate negotiations uses Brussels speech to demand the EU acts to stop imports driving global deforestation


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

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