Brazil’s Supreme Court decision on land rights immediately undermined by its far-right legislative body
Despite Lula’s positive efforts, the Bolsonarist assault on Indigenous rights continues.
Shining light on a destructive industry
Cattle ranching is the biggest driver of illegal deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. As the EU looks to revive the Mercosur trade deal - meaning more beef from the region will end up on Europeans’ plates - Paulo Barreto...
Le Règlement de l’UE sur la déforestation doit respecter les normes internationales sur les droits fonciers
L’Union européenne (UE) est le second plus grand marché pour le soja brésilien et un grand importateur de bœuf et de cuir brésiliens. Ces marchandises aggravent la déforestation – en grande partie illégale – au Brésil. L’élevage...
Blogs, Forest Watch
Forests and Indigenous land rights will be key in Brazil’s upcoming general election
Pierre-Jean Sol Brasier’s visit to Brazil offers insights about the stakes of the path to be chosen next October.
Ninjas take on Europe: "Bolsonaro is not a Brazilian problem, but a global one"
Brazilian social media platform 'Mídia Ninja' joined COP26 in Glasgow and have been on a tour of Europe ever since. So what did they find?
Commission’s proposed new Regulation means deforestation-free products may soon be on the cards
Some provisions in the Commission’s proposed Regulation on deforestation-free products must be strengthened, but its arrival is cause for celebration.
News, NGO Statements
NGOs are alarmed that EU anti-deforestation law could let soy-driven forest destruction off the hook
In a letter, a coalition of NGOs urged the EU Commission to ensure that all soy imports, including soybean cake and soy-protein concentrate (SPC), and those produced through the conversion of savannahs, are included in the scope...
NGOs are concerned that EU anti-deforestation regulation would largely fail to address deforestation in Brazil
A group of NGOs shared their concerns about the upcoming EU legislation on forest and other ecosystem-risk commodities. If the regulation leaves out key high-risk cattle products, such as processed beef and hides, and excludes the...
The Rights Path
The world needs a great global forest restoration. But to succeed, it will require the restoration of the rights of forest dwellers: the people who know forests best and have the most reason to defend and nurture them, says Fred Pearce, award-winning writer and Fern board member.