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Amazon land grabbers are destroying brazil nut groves for cattle pasture
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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.

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.

Norway’s use of palm oil biodiesel sees massive drop

Norway’s use of palm oil biodiesel sees massive drop

Norway’s consumption of palm oil biodiesel saw a 70 percent drop from 2017 to 2018. “A big win for rainforests and the climate. Now the rest of Europe must follow suit”, says Rainforest Foundation Norway.

Palm oil smallholders and land-use change in Indonesia and Malaysia

Palm oil smallholders and land-use change in Indonesia and Malaysia

Implications for the EU delegated act of the recast Renewable Energy Directive

Press release: Norway’s Government Pension Fund acts against deforestation: divests major agricultural companies

Norway Gov't fund divests major agricultural companies.

Rainforest Foundation Norway: "A warning shot to those still involved in deforestation".

Press release: Breakthrough for Indonesia's rainforests

Press release: Breakthrough for Indonesia's rainforests

RFN: "fantastic news for the climate, biodiversity and millions of people who depend on these forests."

The planet’s insects are being wiped out - but the rainforests can save us

World's insects decimated, but rainforests are an important solution.

Mass insect death worldwide threatens “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems”.

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.

Indonesian civil society pleads with the EU to phase out palm oil-based biofuels

Indonesian civil society pleads with the EU to phase out palm oil-based biofuels

Crunch time approaches for a proposed policy change regarding palm oil and biofuels in Europe.
Threatens to open up a rainforest area the size of Germany

Threatens to open up a rainforest area the size of Germany

The implementation of infrastructure projects brings environmental dilemmas to the roadside.

Norway will become first country to exclude high deforestation risk biofuels

Norway will become first country to exclude high deforestation risk biofuels

Norway will become first country to exclude high deforestation risk biofuels

What should be the role of civil society in national Redd+ processes?

The role of civil society in national Redd+ processes

New report on lessons learned in the process of engaging and structuring civil society in the national REDD+ Process in DR Congo.

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.

New ideas for better rainforest protection

New ideas for better rainforest protection

New report: New ideas for better rainforest protection
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