Critics round on Bolivia authorities for prioritising agribusiness over deforestation crisis

31.01.2020 New legislations in Santa Cruz and Beni could see millions of hectares of forest destroyed for agribusiness as indigenous leaders say an “emergency” is unfolding

Poultry excuses? UK chicken retailers’ soy purchases aiding destruction of South American forests

24.01.2020 Supermarkets and fast-food outlets under fire in new Greenpeace report for buying soy for chicken feed from commodity traders linked to illegal deforestation

Nestlé dumps Cargill’s Brazilian soy but persists with its palm oil, cocoa supplies

17.01.2020 Decision of food giant to stop sourcing Brazilian soy from Cargill welcomed but a failure to act on other suspect commodity supply chains raises yet more questions

Open letter calling on Bolsonaro to protect Amazon exposes double standards

05.12.2019 Several signatories found by Earthsight to sell beef from firm linked to deforestation

Sônia Guajajara: “Agribusiness today really is a plague”

29.11.2019 In an exclusive interview, prominent indigenous leader Sônia Guajajara discusses the threats facing indigenous peoples and Europe’s responsibilities towards conservation in Brazil

“Every import is marked with our blood”: Brazil’s indigenous leaders protest in London

15.11.2019 Brazil’s indigenous leaders protest in London urging EU to ban purchases of deforestation-linked goods

Two million hectares of Bolivia burns following Morales’ expansion of agriculture frontier

11.09.2019 

Local NGOs and Amnesty International call for suspension of Supreme Decree 3973 allowing “controlled burns” and investigation into perpetrators responsible for forest fires crisis

Pressure builds on big economies to address commodity import risks in wake of Amazon fires

03.09.2019 G7 and UK Amazon aid pledges are meagre compared to their Brazilian beef purchases

Brazil senators and NGOs attempt to oust environment minister for failing to protect Amazon

23.08.2019 Opposition politicians submit impeachment request, while 50 civil society groups call for investigation into Ricardo Salles for improper conduct and ‘paralysing’ environmental action

Activists face deadly risks in protecting lands from global agribusiness

07.08.2019 Global Witness report documents dangers for world’s land defenders as 164 activists murdered in 2018 with almost 20 per cent of killings linked to commodity-driven cultivation disputes

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