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Protection for uncontacted indigenous groups in key Peruvian rainforest secured

Protection for uncontacted indigenous groups in Peru's rainforests

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.

Norwegian salmon company excludes Brazilian soy due to deforestation risk

Norwegian salmon company excludes Brazilian soy due to deforestation risk

Salmon industry major Bremnes Seashore excludes Brazilian soy and soy traders involved in deforestation as a response to the urgent and escalating deforestation crisis in Brazil.
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.

"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.

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.

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.

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