Peruvian indigenous organization ORPIO and global partners celebrate a major win as the largest indigenous reserve ever in the country is finally approved. Existing logging concessions will be removed and uncontacted indigenous groups protected.
A new investigation links deforestation, forest fires and intimidation of local communities, to supply chains of the multinational soy traders Bunge and Cargill.
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.
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.
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.
Brazil's failure to protect forests and indigenous rights is hurting the economy, investors and businesses warn.
Illegal miners are rushing into the Yanomami territory and 40 percent of the people living near mine sites could get infected with Covid-19.
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.
Deforestation, forest fires and Covid-19 are all serious threats to vulnerable indigenous groups in the Amazon. The combination of all three is disastrous.
The Brazilian indigenous leader and the Hutukara Yanomami Association jointly receive the award.
9700 km² of rainforest were lost in Brazil in 2019.