Tag: latin-america

Press Release

Proveedores indirectos: la falta de trazabilidad completa en las cadenas de suministro expone a los supermercados colombianos a la deforestación ilegal

La ganadería, la cual se lleva a cabo en gran parte de manera ilegal, se ha convertido en uno de los principales motores de deforestación en la Amazonía, desde Brasil hasta Paraguay y Colombia. Como lo documentó EIA en su investigación, titulada Carne contaminada, los principales supermercados en Colombia corren un alto riesgo de vender […]

Press Release

Indirect suppliers: Lack of full supply chain traceability exposes Colombia’s supermarkets to illegal deforestation

Cattle ranching, much of it illegal, has become one of the major drivers of deforestation in the Amazon, from Brazil to Paraguay to Colombia. As EIA documented in its investigation, Tainted Beef, products linked to illegal activities in protected areas, including payments to armed groups, are at a high risk of being sold in Colombia’s […]

Aerial photo of a forest with a large square area of trees having been taken down. The patch of land that remains is mainly dirt and shrubbery
Press Release

Grupo bipartidista de legisladores presentará ley para enfrentar la deforestación y delitos ambientales a nivel global

Washington, DC — El senador Brian Schatz (D-HI) y los congresistas Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) y Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) anunciaron hoy la presentación de la Ley de Bosques (FOREST Act), la cual, de ser aprobada, prohibiría la importación de productos agrícolas producidos en áreas que hayan sido deforestadas ilegalmente. La ley exige que las compañías que importen ciertas […]

Press Release

US Company Pleads Guilty to Importing Illegal Timber from Peru

  A United States timber importer, Global Plywood and Lumber Trading LLC, has pleaded guilty to importing illegal timber from Peru in violation of the US Lacey Act, which prohibits trade of illegal timber products into the country. A six-year investigation conducted by Homeland Security Investigations, Customs and Border Protection, and the Department of Justice, […]

Climate-Friendly Supermarkets Map
Press Release

Press Release: Tainted Beef

Colombian Supermarkets Linked to Illegal Deforestation and Armed Conflict in the Amazon Washington, D.C. — A new report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) reveals how beef sold in Colombian supermarkets is fueling illegal deforestation in protected Amazon forests and contributing to financing armed groups. The groundbreaking investigation traces beef originating from illegally deforested areas […]