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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.
“Urgent need for improvement in Peru’s policy on forests and indigenous peoples”, leading organizations say.
1.1 million km2 of tropical forest, three times the size of Norway, have been lost in twelve years. Meanwhile, all remaining rainforest countries are planning extensive rainforest destruction in the near future. If these plans are not reversed, we may soon lose half of the Amazon rainforest.
On the one hand, Norway invests huge financial capital in Indonesia’s efforts to reduce deforestation. Simultaneously, Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) invests in precisely the industry sectors that constitute the greatest threats to Indonesia’s forests.