Tag: forests

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How China can help save the Amazon via the leather trade

Aside from Brazil itself, there is perhaps no other country with as great an opportunity to help prevent this deforestation than China, Brazil’s biggest customer for the two agricultural commodities that are the main drivers of deforestation: soy and cattle.

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Hope for Colombia’s forests: Civil society, Government and lawmakers take measures against illegal cattle ranching and deforestation

In its 2021 investigative report Tainted Beef, EIA documented how beef from cattle illegally raised in Colombia’s protected forests ends up on the shelves of city supermarkets. The current lack of accountability, perpetuated through opaque supply chains, makes consumers unwitting contributors to the deforestation of Colombia’s protected areas and the financing of illegal armed groups.  […]

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What is CITES?

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement to which governments voluntarily adhere and which seeks to ensure that the trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. The annual international trade in wildlife is estimated to be worth billions […]

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European Parliament Biomass RED Vote Reaction Statement

The European parliament today passed a new amendment on biomass that establishes a phase down of harmful subsidies for the burning of whole trees – the type of woody biomass that has the most negative impact on climate and forest biodiversity – for energy. But the devil is in the details. The parliament didn’t set […]

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Justiça para Dom e Bruno: Vítimas da Guerra Global Contra a Natureza

Dom Phillips e Bruno Pereira foram mortos por terem procurado e relatado a verdade. Suas vidas foram dedicadas a proteger os povos indígenas e a floresta amazônica da qual esses povos dependem. Nossa tristeza por essas atrocidades vai além das palavras, mas devemos transformar nossa dor e raiva em uma determinação mais forte para garantir […]