Indigenous Amazon Reservation Invaded by 20,000 Miners, Bolsonaro Does Nothing

July 16, 2019 at 3:48 pm




Bolsonaro stands by and watches as 20,000 gold miners rush onto Brazil’s largest indigenous reserve, clear-cutting, polluting rivers and spreading malaria

Deforestation in Brazil is Up 88% Under New President Bolsonaro

July 9, 2019 at 8:40 am




Deforestation of Brazil’s portion of the Amazon rainforest is now happening at nearly double the rate it was last year, as Bolsonaro delivers on campaign promises.

There’s a Humpback Whale in the Amazon Rainforest and No One Knows How it Got There

February 25, 2019 at 9:58 pm




Scientists are baffled by a 10-ton whale just found in the thick of the Amazon jungle.

New study suggests Naval sonar could be to blame.

Credit: Bicho D’agua Institute

Elephant and Her Calf Firebombed as Deforestation Drives Them Into Villages

January 25, 2019 at 4:55 pm




Deforestation is leaving elephants with nowhere to go, and this is how they’re punished when they accidentally stumble onto “human territory”:

Brazil’s New President Hands Amazon Over to Agribusiness His First Day in Office

January 17, 2019 at 6:16 pm




Bolsonaro signs order opening rainforest to agriculture and mining, telling tribal people to integrate or “disappear”

Couple Transforms Barren Farmland Into a Rainforest and Wildlife Sanctuary

January 4, 2019 at 5:56 pm




This husband and wife bought up land destroyed by agriculture and turned it into a safe haven for elephants, tigers and leopards 

Norway Becomes First Country to Ban Palm Oil Biofuel Linked to “Catastrophic Deforestation”

December 13, 2018 at 6:54 pm




Palm oil consumption — which is already devastating the world’s rainforests — is expected to increase sixfold over the next decade largely because of its newfound-use as a biofuel

UK Bans Ad About Palm Oil Destroying Orangutan Habitat, Ad-maker Responds by Setting Loose Robotic Orangutan in London

November 19, 2018 at 10:04 pm




A robotic orangutan is roaming the streets of London “looking for a new home,” because his habitat has been destroyed by palm oil plantations

Brazil’s New President Openly Threatens Genocide of Indigenous Amazonians

November 6, 2018 at 5:33 pm




Along with his pledge to sell off their rainforest home to agribusiness and mining, Bolsonaro has said openly “minorities will have to adapt … or simply disappear”

China is Turning the Rainforest into Cheap Furniture for the U.S.

October 29, 2018 at 10:12 pm




China is rapidly and illegally gobbling up the world’s second largest rainforest, in Africa, to fuel America’s appetite for cheap furniture.