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Stop climate change

Last edited 15 April 2016 at 11:48am

Climate change isn't inevitable. We have the knowledge, skills and technologies to get ourselves out of this difficult situation. All over the world people have woken up to the threat, and are working to reduce the use of fossil fuels, stop rainforest destruction and get power from clean energy. Still much more needs to be done.

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First underwater images of stunning Amazon Coral Reef captured by Greenpeace

Last edited 10 February 2017 at 3:04pm
29 January, 2017

Amapá state, Brazil, 29 January 2017 - Greenpeace Brazil has captured the first underwater images of the Amazon Reef, a unique 9500 km2 system of corals, sponges and rhodoliths located where the Amazon River meets the Atlantic Ocean – an area that the Brazilian government has opened for oil exploration.

 A team of experts, including several oceanographers who revealed evidence of the extensive and unique reef system last year, have joined the Greenpeace ship Esperanza on an expedition to document this new biome, which runs from French Guyana to the Brazilian state of Maranhão, an area larger than the cities of São Paulo or London.[1] Oil companies Total and BP could start drilling in this area if they obtain authorization from the Brazilian government.

In pictures: Love the Amazon on Amazon Day!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 2 September 2016 at 1:49pm - Comments

5th September is the day the largest rainforest in the world is celebrated in Brazil. It’s Amazon Day! With an estimated 16,000 tree species the Amazon is often referred to as the lungs of the planet. It is also home to over 20 million people, including thousands of Indigenous Peoples, hundreds of bird species and mammals and over 2.5 million insect species!  <--break->

10 years ago, the Amazon was being bulldozed for soy. Then everything changed.

Posted by paulo adario — 16 May 2016 at 9:51am - Comments
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Soy plantation in the Amazon rainforest. The expansion of the soy industry is one of the main causes of deforestation in the region.

This week – after months of negotiation and uncertainty – the Brazilian government, the soy industry and civil society organizations, including Greenpeace, indefinitely renewed an agreement keeping huge swathes of Amazon rainforest from being destroyed for soybean farming. This is big news for the Amazon, for Indigenous Peoples, for farmers, for business and for all of us around the world fighting to end deforestation.

In Pictures: Damning the Amazon

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 13 April 2016 at 2:54pm - Comments
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Forest next to the Tapajós river, in Sawré Muybu Indigenous Land

A report published this week by Greenpeace Brazil shines a spotlight on technology giant Siemens’ involvement in a massive hydropower dam planned for the Tapajós River.

Brazilian supermarket giant Pão de Açúcar stops buying deforestation beef

Posted by Richardg — 1 April 2016 at 11:09am - Comments
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Activists in Sao Paulo put stickers on beef saying 'do you know where your beef comes from?'

Great news: Pão de Açúcar – one of Brazil’s major supermarket chains – has finally agreed to stop stocking beef linked to forest destruction. It's a huge victory for Brazilian consumers, who joined Greenpeace's campaign in their thousands - but it's also big deal for the planet. Here's why.

Cattle on deforested land in the Amazon

Tracking trees: How one Amazon Indigenous community is using tech to fight illegal logging

Posted by Fran G — 11 September 2015 at 10:19am - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Lunae Parracho / Greenpeace

For the Ka’apor people of Brazil, protecting the Amazon rainforest isn’t just about climate change or wildlife. It is about survival.