Illegal deforestation drives dramatic rise in Brazilian emissions, eclipsing effects of recession

31.10.2017 Illegal deforestation drove the biggest increase in Brazilian greenhouse gas emissions for 13 years in 2016, despite a severe recession leading to lower emissions from nearly every sector

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

False documents facilitate illegal sale of land in Brazilian indigenous reserve

13.02.2017 Deforestation of a reserve in Rondonia has intensified after false documents were allegedly drawn up to illegally sell off land

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