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.

The Amazon is a Man-Made Food Forest, Researchers Discover

August 1, 2018 at 2:43 pm

Most of the edible plants in the rainforest were planted by humans over 4500 years ago, new study finds. Modern farmers should look to these ancient forest gardeners for the key to sustainable food production.