South America

Amazon forest carved up in resettlement scam

Posted by jamie — 21 August 2007 at 10:18am - Comments

A settlement on the banks of the Amazon

It was almost too good to be true. When the Brazilian government announced last week that deforestation rates in the Amazon had dropped for the third year running, it was certainly a cause for celebration. But it now transpires that one of the government's own agencies is colluding with logging companies so they can gain access to areas of high-value timber that would otherwise be off limits.

Amazon soya moratorium celebrates first anniversary

Posted by jamie — 24 July 2007 at 4:13pm - Comments

A Greenpeace plane flies over the Amazon rainforest

Memories of the giant chickens that invaded branches of McDonald's last year might be fading fast, but it's one year since a moratorium was agreed on buying soya from the Amazon rainforest. It was our chicken-led campaign that helped spur McDonald's and UK supermarkets into putting pressure on the soya traders in Brazil, who were trading in beans grown in newly deforested areas of the rainforest.

Climate change: the untold story

Posted by bex — 13 September 2006 at 8:00am - Comments

A UN jeep driving through flood water

It has facts, it has suspense, it even has Futurama clips: Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth launches in the UK today, bringing with it mind-blowing descriptions of the destruction facing earth unless we pull our acts together in the next 10 years.

In the Name of Progress: how soya is destroying the Amazon rainforest

Posted by admin — 2 May 2006 at 8:00am - Comments

Soya farming is chewing up the Amazon rainforest at unprecedented rates as huge areas are cleared to make way for massive monoculture plantations. In the Name of Progress, a film produced by Greenpeace, illustrates the devastating effects that the booming soya market is having on the world's largest remaining rainforest.

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