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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.

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.

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.

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.

Image of an isolated tribes taken from above

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.

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.

Indigenous protests throughout Brazil

Indigenous protests throughout Brazil

Indigenous peoples in Brazil fear their constitutionally recognized rights are under attack. This week they took to the streets in protest.

The murky waters of soy fed salmon

The murky waters of soy fed salmon

How the Norwegian salmon industry is linked to illegal deforestation, violent land conflict and plantations on indigenous lands through its Brazilian soy suppliers.

Human health and welfare interlinked with a healthy ecosystem

Human health and welfare interlinked with a healthy ecosystem

Our new report showcases how indigenous peoples in Acre, Brazil, harvest produce from their forest and village gardens to sustain a healthy life.

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund must end soy traders’ forest destruction

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund must end soy traders’ forest destruction

The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund invests USD 116 million in the US soy trading company Bunge, which is accused of extensive deforestation

Soy Moratorium extension welcome, but stronger action is needed

Soy Moratorium extension welcome, but stronger action is needed

The announcement to extend the Brazilian Soy Moratorium is good news, but more action is needed.

Peru and Norway sign major agreement for forest protection

“Urgent need for improvement in Peru’s policy on forests and indigenous peoples”, leading organizations say.