Protect the Amazon rainforest

Last edited 22 October 2010 at 2:03pm

As the largest remaining rainforest on Earth, the Amazon rainforest is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world; almost half of all known species live in the Amazon. Sadly, it's also experiencing one of the highest rates of deforestation on the planet. While our Amazon campaign has had some remarkable successes over the past few years, there is still much more to do to protect the Amazon.

Campaign updates

After Rio +20 - is there hope for change left?

The ‘Future We Want’ is nowhere to be found in the agreement which world leaders are currently rubber-stamping in Rio. Greenpeace Executive Director Kumi...
Posted by Ruth - 22 June, 2012 - 13:40 -

Tesco cuts contracts with JBS over deforestation

Two days after we caught Tesco stocking beef products linked to trashed Amazon rainforest in Brazil, the company has been in touch today to tell me that they...
Posted by Sarah Shoraka - 8 June, 2012 - 14:34 -

Tesco drove Amazon deforestation through its beef sourcing

The cattle industry is known to be the biggest cause of deforestation globally and it has now come to light that Tesco has driven this problem through its beef...
Posted by Fran G - 6 June, 2012 - 08:40 -

Actress Q'orianka Kilcher joins 7 day Amazon action

Actress and human rights activist Q'orianka Kilcher today joined the Greenpeace occupation of the anchor chain of a cargo ship in Brazil to protest the...
Posted by Eoin D - 22 May, 2012 - 09:40 -

Investigating deforestation for soya in the Amazon

In February this year, I went to the Amazon to help monitor new deforestation for soya and to make a film to document it. Flying over the forest frontier and...
Posted by Sarah Shoraka - 17 May, 2012 - 10:58 -

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