Civil society organizations operating in Brazil launched the letter “Zero Deforestation and the Future of Brazil”, which shows the enormous importance of achieving the goal of zero deforestation in the coming years. Read more here.
MADISON, Wis. — Expansion of cattle pastures has led to the destruction of huge swaths of rain forest in Brazil, home to the world’s largest herd of commercial beef cattle. But a new study led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Holly Gibbs shows that market-driven “zero deforestation agreements” have dramatically influenced the behavior of ranchers and the slaughterhouses to
The Social Progress Index, now used by the European Commission, considers social and environmental indicators to measure a country’s success In a breakthrough for campaigners seeking a more holistic approach to measuring the health of nations, the European Commission has committed to integrating social and environmental considerations into the heart of its economic decision making.
To Edilberto Poggi, the issue isn’t whether to stop the illegal deforestation of the Amazon and better manage the land resources—the need to do that is clear to him. The real question is how this can be done using the laws already on the books and the resources that are available to him and his colleagues. Sitting
The tool, in a beta version, will be launched this week and the intention is to apply it in up to 50 other Pará municipalitie. This Monday (March 23), the day on which Paragominas comemorates seven years of launching the Green Municipality Program, the city is inaugurating a new tool for supporting municipal management and
Global Forest Watch, a mapping platform supported by Google, is using technology to keep a closer eye on the planet’s forests he forestry website Mongabay recently reported that United Cacao, a London-listed company that promises to produce ethical, sustainable chocolate, had “quietly cut down more than 2,000 hectares of primary, closed-canopy rainforest” in the Peruvian
Bolivia perdió 1 millón 820.000 hectáreas de bosques por efectos de la deforestación en el periodo 2000 y 2010, señaló el estudio “Mapa de deforestación de las tierras bajas y yungas de Bolivia”, elaborado por la Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza (FAN-Bolivia). Bolivia perdió 1 millón 820.000 hectáreas de bosques por efectos de la deforestación
By Kelly April Tyrrell Soybeans grow near a forested area in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. Under the SoyMoratorium, major trading companies do not purchase soybeans produced in the BrazilianAmazon on recently deforested areas.Credit: Lisa Rausch Today, fewer chicken nuggets can trace their roots to cleared Amazon rain forest. In 2006, following a report from Greenpeace
Although Brazilian environmental law imposes more restrictions on land-use change by private landowners in riparian forests than in non-riparian forest areas, a study that assess 22 years of satellite imagery shows that there was no evidence that riparian forests had been more effectively protected than non-riparian forests in eastern Amazon. Instead, deforestation was found to
Taxing underutilized land in the Amazon could conserve forests, boost productivity, and alleviate poverty, argues study. Cracking down on tax evasion and taxing unused land would help slow deforestation for land speculation in the Brazilian Amazon, argues a new report published by Imazon. The report, O potencial do Imposto Territorial Rural contra o desmatamento especulativo na