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Giant mineral mine proposed in pristine Papua New Guinean rainforest
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Giant mineral mine proposed in pristine Papua New Guinean rainforest

UN special rapporteurs and indigenous leaders join forces in an unprecedented move against what would be one of the world’s largest mines.

Norway tightens its biofuel policy stifling the use of palm oil

Norway tightens its biofuel policy stifling the use of palm oil

Biofuels with high deforestation risk, such as palm oil, will likely be forced out of the Norwegian market as a result of a bold new policy.

Forest fires and violence in supply chain of major soy traders in Brazil

Forest fires and violence in supply chain of major soy traders in Brazil

A new investigation links deforestation, forest fires and intimidation of local communities, to supply chains of the multinational soy traders Bunge and Cargill.

Brazil is burning. Still.

Brazil is burning. Still

Despite massive international protests against fires and deforestation, the destruction of the Amazon continues unabated.

Emergency relief during covid-19

Emergency relief during covid-19

When the Corona crisis happened, Rainforest Foundation Norway’s partners were among those who were best placed to reach vulnerable groups in the rainforest.
"The world has two things Bolsonaro wants: EU-Mercosur trade agreement and OECD membership"

"The world has two things Bolsonaro wants: EU-Mercosur trade agreement and OECD membership"

Any trade deal with the Bolsonaro regime has to be conditional on at least five emergency measures to stop rainforest destruction and the killing of its peoples, write Marco Astrini and Sonia Guajajara in a message to Europe.

How investors can manage deforestation risk

How investors can manage deforestation risk

Many investors are finding it challenging to identify and address risks arising from deforestation. A new report from Storebrand, KLP and Rainforest Foundation Norway aims to support investors to manage deforestation risks in a systematic manner.
RFN deeply concerned after protests in Peru leaves three indigenous people dead

RFN deeply concerned after protests in Peru leaves three indigenous people dead

Rainforest Foundation Norway and Peruvian partner ORPIO call for an investigation after three Kukama people were killed during a clash between indigenous people and police at a controversial oil field.

Amazon land grabbers are destroying brazil nut groves for cattle pasture

Amazon land grabbers are destroying brazil nut groves for cattle pasture

The family of Raimundo Benedito, 35, has been harvesting brazil nuts on the banks of the Cedro river, close to the boundary between Amazonas and Acre states, for at least three generations.

Increasingly dangerous for environmentalists

Increasingly dangerous for environmentalists

A record number of people were killed to protect the environment and land in 2019. Indigenous peoples are particularly vulnerable.

Strong increase in fires despite fire bans

Strong increase in fires despite fire bans

The number of fires in the Amazon has increased by 28% in July, compared to the same month last year. This is happening in spite of a 120-day fire ban that was introduced earlier in July at the request of international investors.

“She was like a mother to us”

“She was like a mother to us”

“Her death has left the community without a mother,” says the grandchild of a Macuxi matriarch who died of Covid-19. The sudden void after the loss of elders is hard to fill.

The disease of deforestation

The disease of deforestation

The more forests we destroy, the greater the chance of new pandemics.

World's largest meat producer accused of supporting illegal Amazon deforestation

World's largest meat producer accused of supporting illegal Amazon deforestation

The meat producer JBS uses the certification body DNV-GL to defend themselves against accusations of deforestation. DNV-GL deny that their reports acquit JBS.

Amazon forest fires: Brazil's government is finally feeling the heat

Amazon forest fires: Brazil's government is finally feeling the heat

Brazil's failure to protect forests and indigenous rights is hurting the economy, investors and businesses warn.

New Amazon fires could eclipse last year’s inferno

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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