amazon rainforest

Bolsonaro attacks Pope Francis over pontiff's plea to protect the Amazon

Bolsonaro attacks Pope Francis over pontiff's plea to protect the Amazon

Pope urged Catholics to ‘feel outrage’ over Amazon destructionBolsonaro: ‘What is Greenpeace? Nothing but rubbish’Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonarohas lashed out at Pope Francis after the
Shamen, spirits, survival: how Claudia Andujar fought for the Yanomami tribe

Shamen, spirits, survival: how Claudia Andujar fought for the Yanomami tribe

The Swiss photographer found both friendship and a lifelong subject in the indigenous people – whose existence under Bolsonaro is more threatened than everAt 89, Claudia Andujar still has her work cut
Cacao not gold: ‘chocolate trees’ offer future to Amazon tribes

Cacao not gold: ‘chocolate trees’ offer future to Amazon tribes

In Brazil’s largest indigenous reserve thousands of saplings have been planted as an alternative to profits from illegal gold miningThe villagers walk down the grassy landing strip, past the wooden
The Number of Fires in the Amazon Rainforest Spiked in 2019

The Number of Fires in the Amazon Rainforest Spiked in 2019

Last year was certainly the year of fire, and the Amazon was at the epicenter of it as humans used fires to clear land. Now, data from INPE, Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research, confirms
'It's a food forest': Amazon villagers face down Bolsonaro threat

'It's a food forest': Amazon villagers face down Bolsonaro threat

Project part-funded by Global Greengrants Fund UK provides economic incentive to protect forestPlease donate to our appeal hereFrom space, the Amazon rainforest resembles a giant dark-green lung
The jaguars fishing in the sea to survive

The jaguars fishing in the sea to survive

The big cats’ resourceful new behaviour was recorded by a WWF study on a remote island off the coast of BrazilA thriving population of jaguars living on a small, unspoilt island off the coast of the
Brazil and China Send Joint Satellite into Space to Monitor Amazon Rainforest

Brazil and China Send Joint Satellite into Space to Monitor Amazon Rainforest

China and Brazil launched an observational satellite into orbit on Friday to observe the Amazon rainforest, the two countries announced.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib Called On MoMA Trustee Larry Fink to Protect the Amazon

Larry Fink has been on the receiving end of activist protestations all year, and now Congress is getting involved by making a collective appeal to his humanity.
Brazil's Amazon deforestation this year nearly size of Puerto Rico, says agency

Brazil's Amazon deforestation this year nearly size of Puerto Rico, says agency

Destruction of the world’s largest tropical rainforest in November more than doubled the same period last year Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon jumped to the highest level for the month of November
Indigenous boy, 15, murdered on Brazil's Amazon border

Indigenous boy, 15, murdered on Brazil's Amazon border

Erisvan Soares Guajajara’s body was found with knife wounds in Maranhão regionA 15-year-old indigenous boy has been murdered in Brazil on the edge of a heavily-deforested indigenous reserve in the
Don't invest in Brazilian meat, warn deforestation campaigners

Don't invest in Brazilian meat, warn deforestation campaigners

Open letter signed by Global Witness and Greenpeace Brasil cautions potential investors on risk of deforestation in supply chains of JBS and MarfrigAn international group of 30 non-profit groups
Greta Thunberg labelled a 'brat' by Brazil's far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro

Greta Thunberg labelled a 'brat' by Brazil's far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro

Swedish activist tweeted about murders of indigenous peoplePresident laments press attention for ‘pirralha [little brat]’Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has derided Greta Thunberg​ after
Revealed: fires three times more common in Amazon beef farming zones

Revealed: fires three times more common in Amazon beef farming zones

Investigation reveals 70% of Nasa fire alerts were in the estimated buying zones of beef companies, some of which export to UK Calls grow for laws requiring firms to reveal links to deforestationWorld
Amazon indigenous leaders killed in Brazil drive-by shooting

Amazon indigenous leaders killed in Brazil drive-by shooting

Gunmen opened fire on a group from the Guajajara tribe on a highway in Maranhão state, killing two and wounding othersTwo indigenous leaders have been shot dead and two others wounded in Brazil’s
Bees in Amazon 'are greatest ally to halt rainforest destruction'

Bees in Amazon 'are greatest ally to halt rainforest destruction'

Stingless insects also improve livelihoods of rainforest’s people, say environmentalistsPlease donate to our appeal hereUnder an Amazonian canopy of guava and Xylopia trees, Neida Pereira lifts the
Deforestation Is a Death Sentence for Tropical Forest Animals

Deforestation Is a Death Sentence for Tropical Forest Animals

The wildlife who rely on tropical rainforests may be more screwed than we thought. A new study has found that tropical forest species are six times more sensitive to forest fragmentation than species
'Someone has declared war': Brazil NGOs fear crackdown after arrest of firefighters

'Someone has declared war': Brazil NGOs fear crackdown after arrest of firefighters

Activists worry powers of state are being used to criminalise their activities after firefighters accused of setting blazesFor Brazil’s embattled civil society activists, the government’s distortion
The world plans to fix climate change with carbon credits. But do they work?

The world plans to fix climate change with carbon credits. But do they work?

Carbon credits often get funneled to specific tree-planting projects. But it’s very hard to make sure those new trees don't disappear.
Middle Earth: the fight to save the Amazon's soul - video

Middle Earth: the fight to save the Amazon's soul - video

In the heart of the Amazon rainforest, an alternative climate conference is taking place that brings together youth activists, indigenous leaders, scientists and forest dwellers. In a region known as
Climate emergency: world 'may have crossed tipping points’

Climate emergency: world 'may have crossed tipping points’

Warning of ‘existential threat to civilisation’ as impacts lead to cascade of unstoppable eventsThe world may already have crossed a series of climate tipping points, according to a stark warning from