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New Amazon fires could eclipse last year’s inferno
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New Amazon fires could eclipse last year’s inferno

Twice as much Brazilian rainforest could burn in the coming months compared to last year, scientists warn.

Gold rush can spark Covid-19 epidemic in the Yanomami territory

Gold rush can spark Covid-19 epidemic in the Yanomami territory

Illegal miners are rushing into the Yanomami territory and 40 percent of the people living near mine sites could get infected with Covid-19.

Pandemic surge in the Amazon

Pandemic surge in the Amazon

Fear is gripping Indigenous groups as Covid-19 is rapidly advancing to some of the most remote communities in the Amazon rainforest.

Covid-19 is hampering forest fire prevention in Indonesia

Covid-19 is hampering forest fire prevention in Indonesia

Local authorities in Indonesia are diverting funds from forest fire prevention to battle Covid-19. Now, conservationists fear a backlash for the protection of rainforests already in dire distress.
Opinion: RFN on Indonesia-Norway ten year partnership

Opinion: RFN on Indonesia-Norway ten year partnership

Ten years ago: a historic day for Indonesia’s forests and forest-dependent communities.

Relief and apprehension as "Land grab law" is temporarily halted in Brazilian Congress

Relief and apprehension as "Land grab law" is temporarily halted in Brazilian Congress

Bowing to massive protests from Brazilian civil society and intense international pressure, the Brazilian Congress this week decided not to submit the controversial "land grab law" to a vote.

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Fears over "perfect storm" in the Amazon rainforest

Deforestation, forest fires and Covid-19 are all serious threats to vulnerable indigenous groups in the Amazon. The combination of all three is disastrous.

Indigenous peoples spearhead innovative approaches to counter COVID-19.

Indigenous peoples spearhead innovative approaches to counter COVID-19.

Indigenous traditions and customs present strengths and weaknesses in the fight against the coronavirus. The pandemic has led the Indonesian Indigenous movement AMAN to develop innovative methods to fight it. Their integrated approach may well be a model for others.
Major Brazilian companies blacklisted by Norway’s Pension Fund due to human rights violations and environmental destruction.

Major Brazilian companies blacklisted by Norway’s Pension Fund due to human rights violations and environmental destruction.

Major Brazilian companies blacklisted by Norway’s Pension Fund due to human rights violations and environmental destruction.
Økt bruk av palmeoljediesel i 2019: Fallitterklæring for regjeringen

Økt bruk av palmeoljediesel i 2019: Fallitterklæring for regjeringen

Nye tall viser at bruken av palmeoljediesel i Norge økte med over 20% i 2019. - En fallitterklæring for regjeringen og norsk biodrivstoffsatsing, sier Regnskogfondet.

2019 can not be the norm for rainforests

2019 can not be the norm for rainforests

The year 2020 is destined to be extraordinary. But we can not return to business as usual after the corona crisis is over.
Grave fears that world’s largest palm oil project will cause massive destruction

Grave fears that world’s largest palm oil project will cause massive destruction

Enormous emissions of greenhouse gases and the destruction of intact rainforest could be the result once the controversial construction of the largest palm oil plantation in the world gets underway
Fear of coronavirus causes withdrawal into forest

Fear of coronavirus causes withdrawal into forest

The fear of catching COVID-19 has led indigenous communities to retreat into the forest, to avoid any contact with society at large. The threat posed by coronavirus is adding to an already difficult situation for many rainforest inhabitants.
A call to protect and support rainforest peoples from COVID-19

A call to protect and support rainforest peoples from COVID-19

A joint statement from the Rainforest Foundations of Norway, UK, and US.
Biofuels add fuel to forest fires

Biofuels add fuel to forest fires

A new report looks at the impact of global biofuel policies on tropical deforestation. The conclusions of the report are alarming.

Brazil Yanomami indigenous leader Davi Kopenawa receives “Alternative Nobel Prize”

Yanomami leader Davi Kopenawa receives “Alternative Nobel Prize”

The Brazilian indigenous leader and the Hutukara Yanomami Association jointly receive the award.

The highest Amazon deforestation rates in over a decade

The highest Amazon deforestation rates in over ten years

9700 km² of rainforest were lost in Brazil in 2019.

Aviation climate targets may drive 3 million hectares of deforestation

Aviation climate targets may drive 3 million hectares of deforestation

The aviation industry’s climate targets are likely to lead to a dramatic increase in demand for palm oil and soy for aviation biofuels.

Indonesia’s primary forest and peatland moratorium now permanent

Indonesia’s primary forest and peatland moratorium now permanent

Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo recently signed an order for the moratorium on logging in primary forests and peatlands to be permanent. Rainforest Foundation Norway praises the move but points out important weaknesses.

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