Global appetite for avocados drives deforestation in Mexico

30.07.2019 Rise in exports leaves authorities tackling growing number of illegal operators

Global brands’ zero-deforestation pledges prove hollow as 50 million hectares of forest vanish

12.06.2019 An area twice the size of the UK has been cleared for agribusiness globally since 2010 as illegal cultivation practices of multinational firms add to forest destruction

As EU demand for its cocoa surges, illegal deforestation threatens to destroy “critical forest corridor” in Nigeria

31.05.2019 Afi River Forest Reserve is losing 'large tracts' of primary forest believed to be a result of illegal land clearing for cocoa cultivation

Bad beef: UK retailers feed illegal deforestation fears as corned beef imports from corruption-hit Brazilian firm persist

05.05.2019 JBS has faced multiple corruption charges and was fined £6.5m in 2017 for illegal Amazon deforestation yet Sainsbury's, Lidl and Morrisons among supermarkets selling its corned beef

Europe must not be complicit in Bolsonaro’s attacks on forests

15.04.2019 New civil society briefing calls on the EU and its member states to guarantee they will not be complicit in Bolsonaro’s dismantling of environmental protections in Brazil

Not a single company on track to meet 2020 zero-deforestation deadline

27.03.2019 Forest 500 report shows no palm oil, soy, cattle or timber firm that committed to eliminate deforestation from supply chains by 2020 will meet that goal

As EU demand for soy grows, illegal deforestation gathers pace in Argentina

09.01.2019 Despite a political backlash, illegal deforestation, driven by growing soy and beef production, continues in country's northern provinces

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